Francisco, Kenneth D., 71 passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Kenneth spent 26 years in the Kansas House of Representatives, State Senate and Kansas Racing Commission.
He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and a member of Newton VFW and American Legion. Kenneth was an avid fisherman, enjoyed spending time outdoors and watching K-State football. He also loved writing country songs, and playing guitar.
Preceded in death by his parents Paul and Wilma and his son Darren.
Survived by his loving wife of 48 years Everell, son Sean (Lorie) of Wichita, daughter Shanna Adams of Newton, brother James (Julia) of Wichita, sister Wilma "Dolly" Smith of Maize. He took great pride in his children and grandchildren John, Cabe, Keely, Ryne, Bryttan, Olivia and Ethan. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial to Kansas Wildlife Federation, Wichita, Kansas.