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Kenneth Paul “K.P.” Laxson

Saline County, Missouri, USA
Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 83)
Saline County, Missouri, USA
Burial Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 100024620 · View Source
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Kenneth Paul (K.P.) Laxson, of Marshall, Missouri, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012. He was 83 years old.

Father: Paul K. Laxson
Mother: Violet M. (nee Pace)
Sisters: Joan & Joyce

Wife: Barara Jean (nee Jeffress)
Son: Douglas
Daughters: Deborah, Cindy, & Patricia

Kenneth lived most of his life in Saline County. As a child he lived in Blackwater and graduated from high school in Pilot Grove. On July 29, 1949 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Jean Jeffress and they then moved to Arrow Rock and then Marshall.

As a young man, Kenneth played both basketball and baseball on city leagues. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman, spending many days with friends in the woods and on the rivers of Missouri, hunting deer, turkey, quail, geese, and fishing for catfish. Kenneth was proud to have retired from Teamster's Union Local 41. His work life included driving a truck for Coca-Cola, construction of Truman Dam, and the Thomas Hill Power Plant.

At the time of his death, Kenneth was grandfather to six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was uncle to several nieces.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and one great-granddaughter, Baylie Ann Bakert.

Kenneth loved his family unconditionally and got great pleasure from watching the grandchildren grow and play. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Funeral services were held on November 3, 2012, followed by burial in Ridge Park Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Kate Sutherland
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100024620
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kenneth Paul “K.P.” Laxson (2 May 1929–30 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100024620, citing Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Saline County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Kate Sutherland (contributor 47267064) .