Kenneth Vincent Magers
Kenneth Vincent Magers
  • June 17, 1955 - July 1, 2017
  • Platte City, Missouri

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Kenneth Vincent Magers, 62, of Platte City, Mo., passed on from this life July 1, 2017, surrounded by loving family. He was born to Albert Vincent Magers and Doris Lee Goode June 17, 1955 at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. He was raised in Kansas City by his mother and stepfather with four brothers. He attended East Side Catholic schools and was a proud graduate of De La Salle High School in 1973.

As a youth he aspired to be a sports announcer, and he later earned his broadcasting license. He was an avid sports fan and took great joy in twice witnessing his KC Royals raise the World Series trophy.

Kenny worked in the hospitality industry over 40 years in management positions of increasing responsibility for Westin Crown Center, Adam’s Mark Hotel, Ramada Inn in Springfield, Mo., Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Parke University Hotel in Columbus, Ohio, and The Inn at University Village in Chicago. His love of his hometown drew him back for a position at Boyle Meat Co. before opening his own firm, Catering To Please, where he served local schools and other groups for 16 years.

He was a member of Twelve Apostles Parish. His family would like to thank Father Steven Rogers for his compassion and spiritual guidance during Kenny’s last year. The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, notably the L-VAD team, for their care and many kindnesses. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Doris Nations. He leaves those he cherished most: his wife of 34 years, Ramona and son, Stephen Magers. His brother, Vincent (Julia) Magers, Tommy Nations, Danny (Miriam) Nations and Greg (Beatrice) Nations; uncles John (Betty) Magers and Ken Magers; nieces and nephews Aubrey, Becky, Greg Jr., Christopher and Monica Nations, Andrew and John Magers, and Michael Witherspoon; cousin Martha Sue (Chaney) Smith; mother-in-law Charmaine Hirsch; brother-in-law David (Sandy) White; and numerous extended cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends knew Kenny for his spirit of determination and readiness to help those in need. He supported many philanthropies, but he held a special place in his heart for Boys Town, to which the family suggests donations in his honor. Services will be held at White Chapel Memorial Gardens in Gladstone, Mo., on Friday, July 7, 2017. Visitation at 1:00 pm followed by services at 2:00 pm.