March 13, 2019

Mr. Kenneth T. Logsdon, 80, of Leawood, KS formerly of Canton, Mo., died March 4, 2019 in Leawood.

Kenneth was born October 6, 1938 in Canton, MO a son of Edward Lewis and Mary Elizabeth Shuman Logsdon. He married Lucille M. Talken on February 9, 1963.

Ken is survived by his wife of 56 years and the love of his life, Lucille, his beloved son, Mark and brother, Harold.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard and sister Bonnie.

Ken discovered a love of business while working during his youth at his father’s store, Logsdon Grocery. He graduated from Culver Stockton College in 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business. After graduating from college, he accepted a marketing position with Folger’s Coffee. He was involved in the creation of the advertising campaign involving Mrs. Olson, who became the spokeswoman for the company. He worked for two additional companies during the following 43 years before retiring and pursuing a number of personal business ventures. His success allowed him to establish a scholarship at Culver Stockton College for the benefit of students from Lewis County. He believed that “some of the greatest talent lies in our smaller communities and when given a chance to receive a college education, a whole new world will open up for them.

His Catholic faith and dedication to family provided the foundation for his life. He was a longtime member of the Church of St. Ann, Prairie Village, KS, and he was one of the founding members of their chapter of the Knights of Columbus. For the last 19 years, he was a member of the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, KS. He served as a Eucharist Minister and enjoyed beingan active member of the Knights of Columbus and Men of Nativity.

A Funeral Mass was held March 7, 2019. at the Church of the Nativity at 3800 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS with visitation at the church prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley State Line Chapel in Kansas City, MO.

Graveside services and burial were held March 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton with Fr. James Wheeler officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made to Nativity Catholic Church

Local arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Canton, MO.

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