Kenneth D. Channel, 75, Granby, entered into rest on July 4, 2013, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin following a lengthy illness.

He was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Cassville, to James Ray Channel and Grace Mable (Wilson) Channel.

Kenneth moved to Granby from Cassville in 1963 and worked as the superintendent of Granby city for 28 years. He was a cattle farmer and also a backhoe operator. He enjoyed fox hunting and loved spending time with his grandchildren, who called him “PaPa.”

Kenneth married Mary ‘Sis’ White on May 27, 1958, in Miami, Okla., and she survives.

He is also survived by his children, Mary Ann Frerer, Carl Junction, Brenda Lane, Granby, Jim Channel, Granby, Jake Channel, Granby; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his son, Thomas L. Channel, on Aug. 2, 2011; and his granddaughter, Sissy Lane.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Granby Memorial Cemetery Granby; nephew David White officiating.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. today at Clark Funeral Home, Granby Chapel.

Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be made to Children’s Miracle Network c/o Clark Funeral Home P.O. Box 26 Granby, 64850.

Service arrangements are under the directions of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.

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