Ronald Keith Mead, 73, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, January 05, 2018, at his home in Paradise, Kansas, surrounded by his loving family.
Ron was born on July 21, 1944, in Russell, Kansas, the son of Ray and Sarah V. (Beck) Mead. He grew up around the Waldo and Paradise, Kansas, area and graduated from Waldo High School in the class of 1962. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Urban on June 08, 1963, in Russell, Kansas, at the St. Mary Catholic Church. From this union Ron and Betty were blessed with 4 children Keith, Kendyl, Kim and Karmen. He work for the Paradise Township in charge of road maintenance. He was a member of the Lions Club, Waldo Senior Center and was a former Boy Scout leader. He enjoyed bowling, working as a handy man and spending time with his family. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids.
Surviving family include his wife Betty of the home, sons Keith Mead (Bobbi) of Bastrop, Texas, Kendyl Mead (Becky) of Russell, Kansas, Kim Mead (Deb) of Paradise, Kansas and daughter Karmen Stecklein (Kelly) of Russell, Kansas; brother Gerold Mead (Ruth) of Tampa, Florida; sisters Barbara Robertson of Waldo, Kansas, Maralyn Wilson of Russell, Kansas and Joan Pitts of Waldo, Kansas and 7 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service for Ron will be held at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018, at the Grand Center Cemetery North of Waldo, Kansas. Family is having a private family viewing earlier in the day and the family will greet guests at the cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Waldo Senior Center and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.