Ken graduated high school in Elwood, KS and spent the majority of his working career for Sutherland Lumber Company, where he retired in August of 2004. Ken enjoyed spending time with his family, tinkering around the house, fishing and watching baseball. He always seemed to find the good and a little humor in everything. He will be dearly missed.
He married Katherine “Kay” Kent on July 30, 1965 in Elwood, KS. In addition to Kay, survivors include a daughter, Kristen Thompson and husband, Michael of Kansas City, MO; two sons, Kenneth E. Long, Jr. of Centennial, CO and Kevin M. Long and wife, Kirsten of Raymore, MO; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin F. and Sarah Marie (Long) Rapp; infant twin sons, Korey and Kerby; and a brother, Larry Rapp.
A graveside service and burial will be held at the Hoyt Cemetery, near Vassar, KS. Family and friends will gather to celebrate and honor Ken’s life at 1:00 p.m. March 25, 2018, at Pomona Lake. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association and may be left in care of the Meyers Northland Chapel, 401 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152. Memories of Ken and condolences may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.