Kenneth Wayne McAfee

Kenneth McAfeeKenneth Wayne McAfee, 73 of Orrick, MO, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2023 at the Northcare Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO, with his wife and daughter at his side.

Kenny, as he was best known, was born on April 26, 1950 in Excelsior Springs, MO, to Malcolm Wayne “Tommy” McAfee and Marcella Rose (Martin) McAfee. Kenny lived the majority of his life in Orrick and attended Orrick schools and graduated from Orrick High School with the class of 1968. He went on to further his education at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where he received a bachelors degree in physical education in 1972.

On August 11, 1972, Kenny was united in marriage to Sandra M. Dutton in a ceremony at the Orrick Christian Church. Kenny began his teaching and coaching career at Slater High School in the 1972 – 1973 school year. He then taught at the Ray-Pec School District in the 1973 -1974 and 1974-1975 school years. In 1975-1976 he began teaching and coaching at Orrick High School, where he remained until he retired in 2000.

Kenny loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed watching football and baseball. He was a big MU fan. He also loved spending time with his family and visiting his friends.

Kenny was a member of ADA Lodge #444 in Orrick and served many years as the lodge secretary.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Tot McAfee; his brother, Jimmy “BoBo” McAfee; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jim and Bonnie Dutton.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra M. McAfee of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Kenda and Steve Ransom of Concord, North Carolina; his sister, Leisa McAfee-Cook of Orrick, MO; his grandson, Dane Ransom and granddaughter, Sophia Ransom, both of Concord, North Carolina; a brother-in-law, Jimmie Dutton of Warrensburg, MO; and an uncle, Ronnie Barber and wife, Helen, of St. Joseph, MO.

Masonic services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick at 10:00 a.m., followed by visitation from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Funeral Services will follow visitation at 12:30 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Purcell officiating. Burial will follow at South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

Memorial contributions are suggested to either The Orrick Booster Club or to Northcare Hospice House,
2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116.