Kenneth M. Kenny Ewick

  • Born: January 21, 1935
  • Died: March 30, 2013
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth M. "Kenny" Ewick 78, passed away on Mar. 30, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Kenny was born on January 21, 1935 in Shelbyville, Indiana and was the son of the late Charles Ewick and Grace Junken Ewick. Kenny was a prize-winning salesman at Hoosier Brokerage Company, Weddle & Buntyn Brokerage Company and Zachary Confections, selling candy and snack foods to the wholesale trade. He quickly became a record breaking salesman everywhere he went. He also was a professional musician and played drums in The Stardusters and The Midnighters bands around central Indiana. One of his proudest moments was being asked to sit in with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans one evening while there at a convention. He loved fishing, hunting and bird watching. Among his most enjoyable activities was sitting in the swing on the deck in his back yard, along with Shirley and Max trying to identify the many birds, which visited his feeders. After retiring, Kenny became the Crime Watch Coordinator for his neighborhood and led his group of Block Captains to be commended by the Indianapolis Police Department and the State of Indiana General Assembly. He was fondly referred to as "The Mayor of Heatherwood." Surviving Kenny is his wife of 59 years, Shirley White; his sisters, Eva Richardson and Judy Merritt; sister-in-law, Ethel White, all of Shelbyville; his little K-9 friend, Max; several cousins and his son, Dr. David Ewick of Tokyo, Japan. Following Kenny's wishes, cremation will be conducted by Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel . A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday August 9, 2013 in Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. Online condolences may be shared at: We invite family and friends to visit the site and leave a special memory or story about Kenny.

Condolence & Memory Journal

It has been a great gift to meet Kenny, Shirley and Max with their gift of kindness, humor and forward thinking. Always willing to help one, I will miss Kenny's company, stories and advice on how to keep life positive. May the love, thoughts and memories of 59 years plus together grant Shirley peace and compassion in this time of loss. Let us know if you need anything.

Posted by larry crane - Indianapolis, IN   April 07, 2013

My heartful condolences.

Posted by Nilah Barrett - Wallburg, NC   April 04, 2013

Rick and I want to convey our most sincere sympathy to Shirley and Max. Heatherwood was a wonderful place to live and when Kenny headed up the Crime Watch program, it made all of us proud to call it home. Having been one of his street captains for years, we can attest to his dedication and determination to do all of us proud. Kenny was an inspiration and a role model to everyone. He showed us that, yes, one person can make a difference.

Posted by Nesa Clark - Spring Hill, FL   April 04, 2013

Our deepest sympathy. Bill & Pat Ogden

Posted by Wm Ogden - Shelbyville, IN   April 03, 2013

Kenny was always illing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Whenever I had any problems he was always there to deal with a squirrel issue or an agressive solicitor. Kenny will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathy Shirley.

Posted by Lanie - Indianapolis, IN   April 03, 2013

The four of us were class mates for many years. We always looked forward to seeing you and Kenny at our class reunions. Shirley, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Donna Sue & Bryan Toll - Zephyrhills, FL   April 02, 2013

Shirley, David, Max, Judy, Eva & Ethel - Our hearts go out to you for the loss of your husband, father, and brother. As a child I always enjoyed going over to Uncle Chuck and Aunt Grace's so I could visit with cousins Kenny, Judy and Eva. They were always so good to me, and made me feel welcome. May God be with all of you and help you cope with this loss. - Richard Ewick & Daniel Willis

Posted by Richard Ewick - Atlanta, GA   April 02, 2013

We had Kenny and his dear wife,Shirley, and our buddy Max as neighbors for about 12 years. They were wonderful neighbors. Kenny was always willing to go out of his way to help others. He will be deeply missed by all of us. As Crime Watch leader, our neighborhood was very safe. He gave his all to keep us safe. We will remember Kenny fondley in our memories of him. With sincere sympathy, Bill and Janet Gregory

Posted by Bill and Janet Gregory - Indianapolis, IN   April 02, 2013

Mrs. Ewing & family, so sorry for your loss. Kenny and you were very nice to us and we always enjoyed the Christmas cards. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Paul & Susie Cuskaden - St. Paul, IN   April 02, 2013