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Kenneth "Ken" J. Redden

June 5, 1931 ~ May 1, 2021 (age 89)


Kenneth J. Redden, age 89, of Chamois, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn.

Ken was born on June 5, 1931, in Hope, a son to the late John and Flora (Frederick) Redden.

Ken was a 1949 graduate of Linn High School. He later went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. 

On February 14, 1953, Ken was united in marriage to June Haeffner in Pershing. June preceded him in death on July 31, 2002. 

Ken was employed as the weight inspector with the Missouri Highway Patrol in Union, manager of MFA in Chamois, helped establish Osage Van in Linn, was a farm equipment salesman for Schaeperkoetter’s in Owensville, and he retired from Scholastic in Jefferson City in 2001.   He also served as an Osage County Commissioner for District 1.

Ken was very active and a charter member of Community Christian Church near Linn participating in Bible Study and Sunday School. 

Ken enjoyed traveling, reading, and just spending time with his family and friends. 

Ken is survived by two sons, Wayne (Carolyn) Redden of Jefferson City and Roger (Lorrainna) Redden of Kinsley, Kansas; six grandchildren, Candance Mitchell, Melissa Crede, Ben Redden, Mary Redden, Angie Marie Roark, and Sarah Redden; seven great grandchildren, Payton, Jaden, Jacob, Alexa, Charles, Darion and Chloe; 1 great great granddaughter, Sophia; one sister, Marilyn Schneiders of Linn; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, June of forty-nine years, Ken was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Baldwin and an infant sister.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at Morton Chapel in Linn. 

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Community Christian Church near Linn with Tim Mitchell, Lead Minister officiating.  Full Military Honors will follow the funeral service.    

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Oklahoma Church of Christ Cemetery Fund.    

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

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May 5, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton Chapel Linn
911 East Main Street
Linn, MO 65051

Funeral Service
May 6, 2021

2:00 PM
Community Christian Church
1598 Highway 50 East
Linn, MO 65051

Military Honors
May 6, 2021

2:45 PM
Community Christian Church
1598 Highway 50 East
Linn, MO 65051


Oklahoma Church of Christ Cemetery Fund in Care of Morton Chapel
P.O. Box 77, Linn MO 65051

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