Kenneth R. Rue, 76, died March 14, 2013, at Golden Plains Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 18, 1937, at Burrton, to John R. and Dorothy L. (Anderson) Rue. He served in the U. S. Navy from 1955-1959 and was a former member of the Sons of the American Legion.
Kenneth was an oil pumper, worked at Morton Salt and was in maintenance at Buhler High School.
On Nov. 6, 1955, he married Doris Thomas in Plainville. She survives.
Other survivors include: son, Richard Rue, Hutchinson; two daughters, Peggy Fry and husband Rod, Yoder, and Penny Becker and husband Mark, Hutchinson; five grandsons, Brad Fry (Ada), Yoder, Tanner Rue, Michael Becker, Dylan Becker, all of Hutchinson, Jordan Geist and wife Julie, Dallas; granddaughter, Rachelle McKay and husband Shannon, Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, John W. Rue, Hutchinson, and Robert Rue and wife Sue, Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Roberta Rue, Mo.; three great-grandchildren.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Rue.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the First Congregational Church, 3420 N. Plum, Hutchinson, with Chaplain Bob Phipps officiating. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Monday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Reno County, or Cause for Paws in care of Elliott Mortuary. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for Kenneth’s family.