Kenneth Ray Catlett, 74, of Alma, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Blackburn. Pastor Glenn Nowack and Rev. Herman Hudson will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's United Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society.
Born Dec. 16, 1931, in Hamburg, Iowa, he was the son of the late Ellis Catlett and Nettie Townsend Catlett. He lived and attended school in Hamburg, where he was a 1949 graduate of Hamburg High School and was active in 4-H. On June 20, 1952, he married Margaret L. Moore, who survives of the home. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard and Nebraska National Guard. He was involved in agricultural services most of his life. From 1961 to 1966, he managed the elevator at Dalton and in 1966 moved to Maysville, where he managed the grain elevator at Brock-Milling Inc. In 1979 he became manager of Ag-Chem Service in Blackburn, which later became part of Central Missouri AgriService, where he was a manager at the time of his death. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and Blackburn Lions Club.
Additional survivors include two sons, Randall Dale Catlett of Maysville and Ronald Kevin Catlett of Blackburn; one daughter, Sandra Lou Rae Parks of Topeka, Kan.; two brothers, Gabe Catlett and Keith Catlett, both of Hamburg, Iowa; one sister, Vera Jean Plumb of Farragut, Iowa; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson.