Kenneth Greene, 88, Carbondale: Feb. 22, 1928 – Feb. 1, 2017

CARBONDALE, Kan. – Kenneth Greene, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on Feb. 22, 1928, in Murray, Neb., the son of Joseph and Stella Pike Greene.

Kenny had lived in Scranton, Kan., and for the last 53 years in Carbondale, Kan. He worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 23 years until he retired in 1972.  He then started Greene Sanitation, which became Osage Sanitation. He had served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the Overbrook American Legion Post and a member and past commander of the Carbondale VFW and then the Scranton VFW. He enjoyed going to auctions and traveling to Nebraska to visit family.

On Jan. 28, 1950, Kenny was married to Mildred Roberts, in Lyndon, Kan.

Kenny was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred, on Nov. 17, 2016; his parents, Joseph and Stella; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Greene; a brother, James Greene; two sisters, Dorothy Greene and Edna Ried; and a grandson, Randall Lee “Cracker” Greene II.

Kenny is survived by his six children, Rhonda (Donald) Thompson, Carbondale, Michael (Sherry) Greene, Topeka, Becky (Joe) Heinz, Carbondale, Randall (Gayla) Greene, Topeka, Joe Greene, Carbondale, and Tim (Beth) Greene, Carbondale; a sister, June Meggison, Topeka; and 14 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Carbondale Church of Christian Fellowship, 430 Commercial St., Carbondale. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial will be in the Carbondale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brookside Retirement Community, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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