Kenneth proudly served our nation in the United States Navy. He worked 20 years for Yarbrough Industries in Springfield, Missouri, as a design engineer where he made many lifelong friendships. Being a very creative man with a love for music, Kenneth built instruments. He also enjoyed remodeling houses and rebuilding cars. Kenneth was an encouraging and loving man who gave himself for his family. He was always there for them and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Del Church.
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Maxine Church of the home; a son, Branson entertainer Dean Church and wife Stacey of Branson, Missouri; and a sister, Ann Stryker of Chicago, Illinois.
Inurnment with full military honors will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Memorial contributions in memory of Kenneth may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.