Kenneth Lawrence Roberts
Kenneth Lawrence Roberts died May 31, 2011 at home in Wichita, Kansas. He was born August 27, 1926 at Fowler, Kansas to Edgar and Edna (Rider) Roberts and attended Fowler public schools.
After graduation from Friends University in Wichita, he married Marian Ruth Brisendine at the Liberal, Kansas Friends Church on September 9, 1949. They lived north of Fowler where he was engaged in farming, including the operation of the Roberts Brothers Orchards. He was a lifelong member of the Friends Church, first in Fowler, and later at Northridge Friends in Wichita. While at Fowler, he served many years as church choir director and organist. Following retirement he and Marian moved to Wichita in October 1993.
Their children are Janet (Hal) Newsom, Dale (Karen) Roberts, and Ed (Judy) Roberts; grandchildren Erin (Trevor) Baker and their daughter Hannah, Heather (Jay) Swafford, Jared Newsom, Chelsea (Brad) Carpenter, Casey Roberts, Nathan Roberts, and Jeremy Roberts; and many nieces and nephews.
His wife Marian died December 13, 1994 at Wichita. Also preceding him in death were son-in-law Hal, grandson Jared, brothers Howard and Lowell and their wives, and niece Beverly Roberts.
He enjoyed family, flower gardening and organ concerts. Visitation is Thursday 6 to 8 pm at Resthaven Mortuary. Funeral services were at 3:00 pm Friday, June 3 at Northridge Friends Church. Burial was on Saturday in Fowler, Kansas.
Memorials may be sent to Evangelical Friends Missions or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com