Kenneth David Snow 93, died August 2, 2014 at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas. He was May 26, 1921 to Albert Otis and Mary Amanda Snow, in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in Vermont graduating from Brattleboro High School. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire with a degree in Industrial Arts. He received his Master’s from Central Connecticut State College in Industrial Education.
Ken taught at Cheshire Academy and Seymour High School. At Seymour, his drafting students received the highest level awarded from the State of Connecticut. It was the first time Seymour had received any awards in drafting. After he left teaching he started his own business of snow plowing and lawn care of which he continued until his retirement.
He built his own house where he lived with his wife and children. He also enjoyed building boats, canoes, furniture, toys and tree forts. He especially enjoyed helping his grandkids with their projects.
Ken worked on Mt. Washington and in the Rocky Mountains of Nevada and California with the Fire Patrol. He was an outdoorsman that loved hiking, sailing, canoeing and camping in New England with his family. He enjoyed sailing along the Connecticut shoreline and throughout the Thimble Islands.
Ken loved the Lord with all his heart. He encouraged his children and grandchildren to follow the Lord. He helped establish West Woods Christian Academy in Hamden, Connecticut which his three children graduated from.
Ken is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sheila Snow and daughter Elizabeth Snow both of Hesston, Kansas, daughter Sharon Snow of Cheshire, Connecticut, and his daughter in lawn Karen Snow of Park City, Kansas. Sister Dorothy Ware of Cedarville, Ohio. His Connecticut grandchildren are Jennifer Snow, John Snow, Robert Snow and Michael Snow. His Kansas grandchildren are Daniel Snow, Rebecca Snow, Bethany Snow and Hannah Snow. Ken is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Albert Snow and his Son David Snow.
A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 7th 2014 at Grace Community Church in Newton, KS. with Pastors Steve Friesen and David Reimer presiding. Private family burial will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery in Zimmerdale, Kansas.
Memorials are suggested to Schowalter Villa or Wycliffe in care of Petersen Funeral Home.