Kenny Ray Reasoner

Funeral services for Kenny Ray Reasoner, 73, Lawrence, will be 10:00am Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Kenny died Monday, May 13, 2019, at LMH Health.

He was born April 4, 1946 in Columbus, Kansas, the son of Richard Carl and Waldene Estelle Hubbard Reasoner. Kenny grew up in rural Galesburg, Kansas, Wichita, Kansas, and Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1965. He went on to receive training as a licensed electrician.

He married the love of his life, Doris Irene Leahew, July 1, 1968 in Cherryvale, Kansas. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past year. She survives of the home.

Kenny and Doris moved to Lawrence in 1977.

Kenny worked as an electrician and former Assistant BA when he retired May 1, 2001 from IBEW #226 in Topeka after 30 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, bird watching, and photography.

He is also survived by his children, Lori Reasoner of Lawrence, Kansas, Chris Reasoner and wife Stacey of Lawrence, Kansas, and Dawn Richardson and husband Dennis of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; sister, Dixie Tucker and husband Ken of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; brother, Larry Reasoner of Buxton, Kansas; uncle, Norman Hubbard and wife Wanda of LaGrange, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; grandchildren, Joe and Abby Reasoner, Justin Lake, and Nathan Wise; and his beloved dog Missy.

Friends may call from 9:00am-8:00pm Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6:00pm-7:30pm Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, memo: Kenny Reasoner memorial, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Even in death Kenny was a giving man, his organs were donated to those in need.

Messages & Condolences

From Uncle Norman and Aunt Wanda...

It is with heavy hearts and loving memories we have for Kenny today.

I’m glad that I had a long phone coversation with him a couple weeks ago. One of the many things we discussed was our memories of my Grandfather and Kennys’ Great-grandfather George Washington Kirk. He, like Kenny, was a person that we all respected.

Wanda and I think of Kenny often, especially because of one of the several wood-craft items he gave us. It is a lathe-turned wooden bowl that he crafted in 2003 on his Shopsmith system. He made this bowl from wood he had recovered from the Hubbard family farm house near Columbus before it was demolished. I use the bowl daily to place my pocket change in before bed. Kenny and I learned to enjoy wood-working from the same high school teacher in Columbus many years ago.

Our Love and Prayers to the Reasoner Family
Uncle Norman and Aunt Wanda

From Eileen E Fitch...

Lori, I wanted to express my condolences. I think of you and hope your family finds comfort in each other.

From Michele Vignola Rogers...

Dearest Doris and Family,
We have wonderful memories of living across the street from you and visiting almost daily. So sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained an incredible craftsman and gentleman. Kenny gave Caelan the gift of love of wood. He showed us what true talent looks like and I will always be thankful for the time he took to talk to Caelan and teach him about carpentry. I still have both tables Kenny made me. He will be missed. Our love and prayers are with you all at this time and always. Thank you for being a part of our lives and may you find solace in the family and friends who love you all.

From Mike and Netta George...

Doris and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We have you in our hearts and prayers.

From Dianna Lee Warnock...

May God Comfort your hearts as only he can. I have great memories have Kenny what a great man our loss and Heaven’s gain

From Patty Waters...

Dear Reasoner family, So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. It has been many years since we all gathered for a family reunion in Sapulpa, OK at Ken & Dixie’s place, but I remember fondly from that time. Keeping you all in prayer and thought. Patty & family

From Mr. Carmen J. Marsico...

Chris I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. You and your family will be in my prayers

From Diane Gibson...

Doris and family – My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May there be blessings and comfort and peace for you. Love you…

From Marcia Epstein...

Dear Lori, Doris, Chris & family, & Missy,
This is such a sad time for your family. I hope you each make time for you and your grief, as well as taking care of each other.
With love,

From Deb (Hanchett) Adams...

For Doris and Lori – I was so sorry to learn of Kenny’s passing. My prayers and love go out to both of you as you grieve and may you find hope, strength and comfort by depending upon our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wish I were able to be there but please know that my thoughts will be with you during this time.

From Jillene (Jill Taylor)Dolister...

Doris and Lori, you’ve constantly been in my thoughts since I found out about Kenny. Keep busy and know I love you both and I’m here for you if I can help in any way.

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