Kenny Ray Reasoner

LAWRENCE — Kenny Ray Reasoner, 73, of Lawrence, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at LMH Health.

He was born April 4, 1946, in Columbus the son of Richard Carl and Waldene Estelle Hubbard Reasoner. Kenny grew up in rural Galesburg, Wichita and Denver. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1965 and later received training as a licensed electrician.

He married the love of his life, Doris Irene Leahew, July 1, 1968, in Cherryvale. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. She survives of the home.

Kenny and Doris moved to Lawrence in 1977.  

Kenny worked as an electrician and former assistant BA when he retired May 1, 2001, from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers No. 226, Topeka, after 30 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking, bird watching and photography.

He also is survived by his children, Lori Reasoner, Chris Reasoner and his wife, Stacey, all of Lawrence, and Dawn Richardson and her husband, Dennis, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; a sister, Dixie Tucker and her husband, Ken, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; a brother, Larry Reasoner of Buxton; an uncle, Norman Hubbard and his wife, Wanda, of LaGrange, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; four grandchildren, Joe and Abby Reasoner, Justin Lake and Nathan Wise; and his beloved dog, Missy.

The service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to a fund in Kenny’s honor in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Even in death Kenny was a giving man; his organs were donated to those in need.

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