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Kenneth Wayne Woods

May 7, 1942 — December 26, 2023

Kenneth W. Woods, 81, of Ottawa, Kansas passed away December 26, 2023 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Kenneth Wayne Woods was born on May 7, 1942 at Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Harry Max and Dorothy (Ginbey) Woods. The family then moved to Garnett, Kansas, where Ken spent his school age years, graduating from Garnett High School. Ken received a teaching degree from Emporia State University and a Doctor of Education from the University of Kansas. Throughout his career Ken worked as a teacher, principal and both assistant Superintendent and Superintendent for school districts throughout Kansas. His career began in Axtell, Kansas and took him across the state, spending significant time in Ottawa, Kansas.

Outside of his career, Ken had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, sharing his love for these activities. Ken had fond memories of fishing trips and browsing at Cabelas and the Bass Pro Shop. He also had a strong commitment to community service and worked with organizations that aimed to improve the lives of people in the community.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Harriett Woods, his two daughters Lisa Woods Jordan and husband, Matthew, and Amy Woods Unmacht and husband, Daniel, his five grandchildren Emma Jordan, Grant Jordan, Jacob Unmacht, Maxwell Unmacht, and Peter Unmacht.

Ken's family will greet friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, January 15, 2023 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, Kansas. Donations to GoodLife Innovations for the Midnight Farm https://mygoodlife.org/midnight-farm/ in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.

Ken Woods will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. His dedication to education and his love for the outdoors will be remembered and cherished.
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Service Schedule

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Visitation with Family Present

Sunday, January 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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