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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Kenneth Dinwiddie

Kenneth Owen Dinwiddie

Monday, September 11th, 1939 - Saturday, May 30th, 2020
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Kenneth Owen Dinwiddie, age 80 of Joplin, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his home following an illness.

Kenneth was born on September 11, 1939 in Joplin, the son of Benjamin and Helen (Bradshaw) Dinwiddie. Kenneth proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his service, he worked as a Small Engine Mechanic before becoming the Maintenance Supervisor for J.C. Penny in Joplin for a number of years before retiring in 2001. Kenneth was a member of Harmony Heights Baptist Church and was a born again Christian.

Kenneth was a dedicated Husband and devoted Father and Grandfather. He would do anything for anybody and ask nothing in return. Throughout his life, he demonstrated his love for his Savior Jesus Christ, his family and his country in that order. Ken was loved by many and liked by all who came in contact with him.

He married Reba Morse on July 9, 1993, she survives. Additional survivors include a son; Brian Dinwiddie and wife Kim of Webb City, Mo., a daughter; Janell Smith and her boyfriend Michael Newman of Carthage, Mo., step-children; Aimee Taylor and husband Brian of Joplin, Donna Serio and husband Rob of Rogers, Ar, Rick Chisum and wife Sue of Henryetta, Ok, Barbara Brown and husband Keithen of Paris, Tx, two sisters, including his twin, Colleen Forgey and Bonnie Wall both of Kansas City, Mo., sister -in-law Mary Kimball and her husband Ronnie of Comanche Ok, 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the mortuary.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, June 4th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 5th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Friday, June 5th, 2020 2:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Interment

    Friday, June 5th, 2020 | 3:30pm
    Friday, June 5th, 2020 3:30pm
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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Angela Ackerman

Posted at 07:11pm
Janell and Brian and family, I am so sorry for your great loss. I have many fond memories of Kenny. He was so funny and sweet. My deepest condolences to both of you. May God surround you with His peace and comfort and give you give strength.
Angela (Smith) Ackerman

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