Kenneth Garber, 62, Ottawa: Sept. 24, 1958 – Dec. 16, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Kenneth Garber, 62, Ottawa: Sept. 24, 1958 – Dec. 16, 2020

OTTAWA, Kan. – Kenneth Arthur Garber, 62, of Ottawa, Kan., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1958, in Yakima, Wash., the son of Harold Arthur and Wilma (Deamond) Garber.

He grew up and graduated from Yakima High School in 1977. Kenneth served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He married Raydell Spillman on Dec. 20, 1981. They later divorced. Kenneth married Salina McCain, Nov. 17, 2018.

Kenneth worked many years on a pulling unit oil rig while living in Fredonia, Kan., and later in Oklahoma. He moved to Quenemo, Kan., in 1982, and to Ottawa in 2013. He also worked for Kan-Build, Osage City, Kan., and as a shift supervisor at Propak, in Ottawa. He was a member of Living Way Apostolic Church in Ottawa.

Kenneth loved to ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycles beginning in his youth and also in his later years. He was a vintage pickup truck enthusiast. He collected Indian artwork and had a fondness for bald eagles. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with family and friends. Kenneth was an avid Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, David Garber; and an infant daughter, Brandi Rae Garber.

Surviving family includes his wife, Salina Garber, of Ottawa; a daughter, Crystal Houston and husband, Daniel, Las Vegas, Nev.; a son, Koti Garber and significant other, Melissa Chapman, Quenemo; six grandchildren, Brandi, Nealy, Bailey, Kayla, Tristan and Ethan; and three great-grandchildren, Samuel and Oliver, and one on the way.

To celebrate Kenneth’s life, while following COVID-19 guidelines, funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 21, at the Living Way Apostolic Church, 915 W. 19th St., Ottawa. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona, Kan. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. Monday at the church before the funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bikers Against Child Abuse and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences can be left at

Powered by WordPress