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In Memory of

Kenneth Lynn Seibert

May 5, 1938 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Kenneth Lynn Seibert, 78, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on November 20, 2016. Ken was born in Great Bend, Kansas on May 5, 1938 to Grant and Minnie Seibert. He was the youngest of 5 siblings. He shared many stories of his childhood in Great Bend and life in western Kansas. He graduated from Fort Hayes State University and served in the US Navy for two years. He was stationed offshore Cuba on the USS Davis during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his service in the Navy, he moved to...

Kenneth Lynn Seibert, 78, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on November 20, 2016. Ken was born in Great Bend, Kansas on May 5, 1938 to Grant and Minnie Seibert. He was the youngest of 5 siblings. He shared many stories of his childhood in Great Bend and life in western Kansas. He graduated from Fort Hayes State University and served in the US Navy for two years. He was stationed offshore Cuba on the USS Davis during the Cuban Missile Crisis. After his service in the Navy, he moved to Kansas City where he began his 50-year career in the hotel business.
He married Shirley Anne Rhoades December 7th, 1964. During his career, he owned, operated and managed hotel properties in Kansas City, Des Moines, Arkansas, Colorado and Florida. He earned respect from each person he encountered. He touched countless lives with his words of wisdom and kind heart. He was awarded the honor of Hotelier Man of the Year in 2002 and served on the board for the Hotel Association of Kansas City. Some of his greatest joys were watching his children kick box, play hockey, baseball, run track and at dance recitals. He continued this joy with his grandchildren and was always there to support them at their events.
He leaves behind a legacy of what it means to follow through with your commitments. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Raymore, MO, his children Bob (Betsy) Lee's Summit, MO, David (Michelle) Lee's Summit, MO, Amy (Justin) Ruby Overland Park, KS and Michael (Kelly) Mission Hills, KS, his seven grandchildren Maggie, Morgan, Sailor, Payton, Piper, Hadley and Grant and his great-grandson Jaxon. He is also survived by his sister Rosemary, sister-in-law Deborah, brother-in-law John and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Roy Allen, Lowell Dean and his sister Twila.
A reception will be held to celebrate his life on December 3, from 4:00-6:00 pm in Bromwell Hall at Foxwood Springs, Raymore, MO. Graveside services will be held May 6, 2017 in Great Bend, KS. Donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. We would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at Menorah Medical Center, Foxwood Springs and Kansas City Hospice for their loving care.
Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.