Funeral service for Kenneth D. Estelle, 65, Lawrence will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. He died January 21, 2013 at his home.
He was born on April 12, 1947 in Lawrence, KS the son of Howard Montgomery and Ruth Isabelle (James) Estelle.
Kenneth served in the US Army during Vietnam. He worked as a corrugator at Lawrence Paper Company for 43 years. He enjoyed Baseball and loved his grandkids.
He married Virginia D. Rowe on August 27, 1971. They later divorced.
Other survivors include daughter, Terri Pate, Huffman, Texas; two sons, Robert Lewis and Kevin Estelle, Ft. Worth, Texas; sisters, Karlene Moore, Ermal Shepard, Loretta Carraher, Lynn Estelle; brothers, Evertt Estelle, Norman “Tony” Estelle; 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Mae King and brother, Howard Montgomery Estelle Jr.
The family will greet friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Luke A.M.E. Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come.
Sorry for your loss. Will always
Sorry for your loss. Will always remember his contagious smile.
Our thoughts and prayers to your family on the recent loss of your loved one.
The Winn family, formerly of Lawrence.
I will always remember the fun times we had in Kansas with Uncle Kenny and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terri, Bobby, Kevin and my aunts and uncles. Gladys & Gerry Atkins, Helmetta, NJ
My sincere Sympathy for your loss.May God Be With You during your time of sorrow.Charlotte Burkett
We send our deepest sympathy to all of you in your time of sorrow. Our love and thoughts are with those Kenny left behind.
Tony, I’m so sorry about the loss of your brother. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Your classmate, Janet Burnett
Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family..I always had so much fun with Lynn and Kenny..