Kenneth E. McCorkle, 82, of Alton, KS passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Salina Regional Medical Center of Salina, KS. Kenney was born on March 13, 1937 to Ellsworth and Mabel (Smith) McCorkle in Burr Oak, KS. He was the youngest of 7 children.
After Kenny obtained his GED, he joined the U. S. Army in 1955. He served for 12 years. He served in the Korean and the Vietnam wars. While he was in the service, he married Edna Fern Louder on July 2, 1961 in Burr Oak, KS. To this union, 2 children were born. Where ever Kenny was stationed, Edna would follow to the local bases to be with Ken, whenever possible. After Kenny's discharge, he and his bride moved to Burr Oak.
Kenny worked in a gas station after he got out of the service. He drove propane trucks for the local Phillips 66 and Midway Co-op stations for the next 11 years. In 1978, Kenny transferred to the Midway Co-op Station in Alton, KS to manage the service station. He became the mayor of Alton for several terms while they lived in Alton. In the mid 80's, they moved to Osborne where he worked in a service station for a while. He later worked in the local grocery store. At the age of 75, Kenny decided it was time to retire.
Kenny and Edna enjoyed camping on weekends. He certainly enjoyed cars and his family.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and son, Gary in 1980.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter: Susan (Todd Ingebretson) Stoddard of Carrington, ND; 3 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren.
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