Kenneth Charles "Joe" Bacon
Kenneth Charles "Joe" Bacon, age 89, a resident of rural Moran, Kan., died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at his home. He was born April 13, 1925, in Allen County, Kan., the son of Leslie Bacon and Mattie Fuhrman Bacon. He graduated from Moran High School in 1943. He married Annie Lucile Deer on June 6, 1945, at Iola, Kan. Joe loved his land and had managed his own farm and cattle operation his entire life. In 1981, he was awarded the Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award. He had served on the Moran School Board and established the Joe and Lucy Bacon Scholarship Fund. In his earlier years, he was an avid baseball player. He also enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and playing golf. Joe and Lucy enjoyed traveling and had spent 13 winters in south Texas. They also provided musical entertainment at area nursing homes for many years. He was a member of the Bronson United Methodist Church and the Bronson Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy, of the home; five children, Beverly Fuhrman and husband, Harley, of Bronson, Kan., Charles "Chuck" Bacon and wife, Cristine, of Moran, Kan., Doug Bacon and wife, Paula, of Bella Vista, Ark., Cindy Mefford and husband, Jason, of Mapleton, Kan., and Jean Davolt and husband, Philip, of Wichita, Kan.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Margaret Fuston and husband, Max, of Lawrence, Kan., and a sister-in-law, Cecilia Bacon Rakestraw, of Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Herman and Floyd Bacon and a sister, Ruth Burtnett.
Pastor Jim Stigel and Pastor David Shrum will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the Bronson United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Moran Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Bronson United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, 501 Pine, P.O. Box 93, Bronson, KS 66716. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.