Kenneth McCune

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Kenneth E. McCune, 89, Washington, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at the Washington County Hospital in Washington. He was born Feb. 15, 1925, at Alva, Okla., to Isaac and Martha (Martin) McCune. On Jan. 16, 1972, he married Rosalie Christensen at Wichita. They lived in McPherson and Bennington before moving to Washington in 1973. He served as Deputy Sheriff in Ottawa County and Undersheriff and Sheriff in Washington County. In 1987, he retired as Chief of Police in Washington. He then ran a day care with his wife for 25 years. He was a member of the “Rubber Bands” with Tom Parry and Darwin Pfister. They would play at area nursing homes and events. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and Lions Club. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Clifford McCune, Floyd McCune, Don McCune, Claude McCune, Frank McCune and Howard McCune; and four sisters, Letha McDaniels, Opal Stoeber, Velma Wilson and Gracie Cliff. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie; children, Roger McCune and wife, Wendy, Fillmore, Calif., Karen Miller and husband, Lyle, Cheyenne Wells, Colo., Doug Anderson and wife, Amy, Washington, Lloyd Anderson and wife, Julie, Hillsboro, Tom Anderson and wife, Karla, Overland Park, and Sheila Ouellette and husband, Jerry, Washington; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the United Methodist Church in Washington. Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Dennis Portenier was the pianist and sang “In The Garden” and “One Day At A Time.” “Go Rest High on that Mountain” and “There Goes My Everything” were played. Burial was in the Washington City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Chris McCune, Dana Unruh, Dawn Shefick, Brandi McCune, Roger McCune, Jr.and Michael McCune. Honorary pallbearers were Logan Gauby, Justin Dean, Morgan Gauby, Josh Anderson, Cheri Dettke, Chris Ouellette, Andy Anderson, T.J. Anderson, Zach Anderson, Amber Anderson, Trenton Anderson, Dustin Hendricks and Haley Brandsgard. Memorials may be made to the Washington County Hospital or Washington United Methodist Church. Ward Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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