Billie Ray ‘Bill’ Schenker

OSWEGO — Billie Ray “Bill” Schenker, 79 of Oswego passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1939, to Cecil and Katherine (Wainwright) Schenker near Papinsville, Missouri. He attended Zion Lutheran School in Prairie City, Missouri, and graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1957.

He married Karen Sue Farrell in 1961. She survives of the home.

Bill and Karen were blessed with four sons, Kevin (Cherie) of McCune, Kent (Jennifer) of Oswego, Kyle (Amy) of Harrisonville, Missouri, and Kraig of El Dorado. He delighted in his 16 grandchildren. His sister, Kay Werling, also survives him.

He worked as a feed salesman for many years before retiring in 1999. Bill loved raccoon hunting and was known across the country for his champion black and tans.

Bill was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oswego, serving on numerous committees and as a church elder for many years. Bill loved to share the importance of a relationship with Jesus Christ with his friends and family.

His parents, a sister and two brothers preceded him in death.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oswego.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 522 Fifth St., Oswego, KS 67356.


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