ROLLA — Kenneth Barrett Wasson, 71, of Rolla, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart.

He was born Oct. 12, 1946, in Garden City, to Lawrence and Beatrice Andrews Wasson.

On April 17, 1965, he married Connie Pearl Stuart in Garden City.

A farmer, Mr. Wasson also held management positions at several co-ops and was the safety coordinator at Seaboard.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Wasson of the home; his children, David Stevens of Lee’s Summit, Mo., René McCracken of Syracuse, Lori Lincoln of Centennial, Colo., and Barrett Wasson of Rolla; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Wasson; and a sister, Peggy Wasson Schmidt.

Funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Rolla. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Syracuse Cemetery. 

Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Paul’s-Robson Funeral Home, Hugoton. Memorials are suggested to the Rolla Branch-Morton County Library or the American Diabetes Association, both in care of the funeral home, Box 236, Hugoton, KS 67951.