On Wednesday, October 6, 2020, Kenneth John Hamilton, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 70.
Ken was born on October 11, 1949 in Newton, Kansas to John and Beulah (Stahly) Hamilton. He grew up on the Hamilton farm north of Newton and attended local schools as well as Central College in McPherson, Kansas. On November 25, 1978, he married Janice Lynne (Mullins) Hamilton. They raised two children, Jennifer and Kevin.
Ken loved farming and made that his life’s work. He also loved God and made the expression of that love his first priority throughout his life. He loved his family, his motorcycle riding and long conversations with friends. He was full of joy and was always smiling, laughing and trying something new.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, John and Beulah Hamilton. He is survived by his wife Janice, his children Jennifer and Kevin, his 3 grandchildren – Cara Hamilton, Jacob Fink and Logan Hamilton, his brother Jim, sister Judy and many extended family members.
With all the challenges of distance and Covid-19 restrictions, the family has asked that instead of a service, we celebrate Ken’s life by each paying forward a deliberate act that reflects his generosity and kindnesses.
Ken absolutely loved children with all their energy and laughter, so,In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to First Church of the Nazarene Children’s Fund and may be sent in care of the Petersen Family Funeral Home.