Kenneth L. Sanford
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Kenneth L. Sanford
  • April 28, 1928 - January 23, 2018
  • Missouri

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Kenneth Sanford, 89, of Columbia, MO passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home. Mass of Christian burial will be 11am, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 903 Bernadette Drive Columbia, MO; burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Kenneth was born April 28, 1928 in Dodge City, KS to Emanuel and Mildred Richardson Sanford. He graduated from Macon High Scholl where he played football. He spent one year in college at Kirksville, where he met Lucille Bianchi and they were married on November 6, 1948. He enjoyed woodworking and being outdoors; working for several years on the Bianchi Hereford Ranch, he enjoyed gardening, cooking, and exercising. He also enjoyed watching sports. In 1961, they moved to Columbia, MO where he started working with Silvey Insurance Company. He worked there for 33 years before retiring in 1994.

He is survived by two daughters; Susan (Tim) West of New Orleans, LA and Sandi (Randy) Ball of Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Andy (Casey) Ball of St. Joseph, MO. Kati (Evan) Graff of Atlanta, GA, Carlie West of St. Louis, MO, Brian (Sarah) West of Austin, TX, and Biancha (Chris) Parks of Columbia, MO; four great-grandchildren, Riley, Tyler, Lucy, and Matthew Ball. He was preceded in death by his wife; Lucille Sanford on April 25, 2016, son; Larry Sanford, brother; Richard Sanford, and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School, 903 Bernadette Drive, Columbia, MO 65203.