Kenneth Eugene Ely

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kenneth Eugene Ely

Jan. 4, 1940 - Dec. 31, 2016

McCOOK, Neb. -- Kenneth Eugene Ely of McCook passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Community Hospital. He was 76 years old.

Kenneth was born Jan. 4, 1940, at McCook to parents, Orin P. and Opal T. (Troedson) Ely. He graduated from McCook High School in 1958.

He worked for Jewell Company until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and feeding the ducks and geese in Barnett Park. He liked walking and most days you could see him around town.

Preceding him in death was his parents, Orin and Opal Ely; brothers, Curtis and Wayne Ely; and sisters, Doris Stewart, Margaret Verraneault and Elaine Waterman.

Kenneth is survived by his daughter, Lesia (Brian) Forsyth of Joshua Tree, Calif.; brother, Roger Ely and wife, Karen, of McCook; sister-in-law, Laverna Ely of McCook; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be given in his name.

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There will not be any local service for Kenneth.

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.