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Kenneth Meral Monroe II

March 8, 1945 — April 15, 2024

Hutchinson

Kenneth Meral Monroe II

Kenneth Meral Monroe II, son of Kenneth M. and Betty J. (Farmer) Monroe, was born in Fort Scott, Kansas on March 8, 1945. He and his sister Jo Annell were children born to this union. Kenneth is preceded in death by his father Kenneth Monroe Sr. and Mother Betty (Farmer) Monroe, Grandparents Raymond and Anna Farmer, Sam and Nellie Monroe, Aunts, and Uncles. Kenneth was united in marriage to Loretta Brobst on January 13, 1963, in Wichita Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in Wichita, Kansas and later lived in Uniontown, Marion, and Hutchinson, Kansas. Upon retiring from the Kansas Highway Patrol they lived in Kingsland, Texas for several years. This union was blessed with three daughters, Jo Whitley, Tomi Gasper, and Robin Blazek. Kenneth leaves behind his wife Loretta Monroe and three daughters, one grandson, five granddaughters, seven great grandsons, and one great granddaughter. He was blessed with a sister Jo Annell Myers, nieces Brandy McCarty and Danielle Lewis and lifelong friend Richard Turner. Kenneth served in the United States Navy, was a Vietnam Veteran and a Master Mason. Kenneth was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Wichita, Kansas before joining the Kansas Highway Patrol. Kenneth served as a State Trooper for the Kansas Highway Patrol for 23 years stationed in Marion, Kansas until his retirement in 1994. Kenneth spoke highly of his Highway Patrol Partners, K366 Trooper Dave Ollenburger (classmate at KHP Academy), K296 Trooper Rob Craft who later served as Marion County Sheriff, K162 Trooper Frank Boyle (training officer) and K308 Trooper John Stultz. Kenneth was a loving husband and father, he could be heard saying often “It had been a great ride, all because of Loretta. She was the love of his life.”  He was a member of the 2022 Honor Flight. Kenneth enjoyed listening to music, tinkering with his hobbies, he enjoyed working with leather making, jewelry, and fishing. Kenneth wanted this day to not be a sad occasion, but a celebration of life.  Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 3 p.m. at Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion.  Memorials are to be directed to Tunnels to Towers Foundation.  Please sign his online guestbook and leave a memory of Kenneth at www.yazelmeglifh.com.

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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205 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861

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