Kenneth Fletcher 79 of Gallatin passed away Monday February 11, 2013 at the Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City. Graveside services will be held at 10am Friday February 15th at the Lock Springs Cemetery. Springs. Visitation will be held 6-8pm Thursday evening at McWilliams Funeral Home in Gallatin where friends may call after 11am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Olive Baptist Church, Gallatin, MO
Kenneth L. Fletcher was born June 23, 1933 to Ernie and Ernestine (Brookshier) Fletcher in rural Jamesport. He graduated from Jamesport High School in 1951 and began taking classes at a local technical school for bookkeeping and skilled farming. Kenneth joined the Army and was stationed in Korea for two years. After returning from the service, Kenneth married Norma Hughs June 2, 1957 in Gallatin; she preceded him in death October 15, 2009 after 52 years of marriage. Kenneth’s true passion was farming. His attention to detail and pride in his work made him a successful farmer. Kenneth worked a short period of time at the GM plant in Kansas. In 1975, they purchased and operated Fletchers Hardware for a couple years. While in the hardware business, Kenneth continued to farm.
Kenneth was a member of the Olive Baptist Church near Gallatin where he served on the board of trustees and also on the kitchen committee. He was also a member of the local VFW Frank Frazier Post 2172 where he enjoyed serving when called upon. He was an avid card player and especially delighted when he would win, he also liked to travel when time permitted. Kenneth looked forward to reading the daily paper and was always up to date on all current events around the world. His knowledge helped him to succeed in farming and made him self sufficient in agriculture. Kenneth loved his children and grandchildren and would comment after each visit “It was a wonderful day”. He was a true gentle man who devoted his life to family and friends. His memory will live on thru those who knew and loved him. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents,wife Norma, his brother Donald (Buddy) Fletcher and sister-in-law Evelyn.
Kenneth is survived by his son, Dennis (Marilyn) Fletcher of Holt, MO, and daughter, Lesa (David) Leeper of Gallatin, MO, grandchildren: Brandon and Ian Fletcher of Holt, MO, Luke (Janelle) Leeper of Jamesport, MO, Caleb (Melissa) Leeper of Polo, MO, Dylan Leeper of Gallatin, MO, and 5 great-grandchildren.