US Army


Kenneth Edward Hymer

February 23, 1926 ~ September 24, 2018 (age 92)

Kenneth Edward Hymer, 92, of Winfield passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Winfield Rest Haven.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, October 1 at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be held Sunday, September 30, from 6-8 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield. Memorial contributions in Kenneth’s name may be made to the Winfield Church of Christ, Wounded Warrior Project or to Kindred Hospice. Contributions may be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home – 803 Loomis Winfield, KS 67156.

Kenneth Edward Hymer was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on February 23, 1926 the son of Jacob Arthur and Mable (Shoup) Hymer. Kenneth along with two of his brothers joined the Army, he served during WW II and fought in the battles of Mindanao and Leyte. He was awarded an Asiatic and Pacific Campaign Medal, a bronze star, a purple heart and a Combat Infantryman Badge for his honorable service to his country. He married the love of his life, Irene Bohannon on December 23, 1964 in Neodesha, KS. He worked as a farm diesel mechanic for most of his life. He enjoyed puzzles, fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his son David Hymer and wife Denise of Wichita, daughter Terry Rodriguez and husband Bill of California, son Dale Estes and wife Carolyn of Arkansas; grandchildren: Nathan Thompson, Tallie Reynolds, Tyson Martinez, Josh Hymer, Clover Baker and James Hymer. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Irene, who passed on April 8, 2005; brothers Jack and Paul Hymer and sister Virginia Ropp.

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