Ken (I.) Massey

Born: Sat., Jan. 7, 1950
Died: Thu., Jul. 25, 2013


2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 02, 2013
Location: Sterling Location

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Aug. 03, 2013
Location: Crosspoint Church

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DATELINE:  Sterling, Kansas
NAME:  Ken  Massey
AGE: 63
DATE OF DEATH:   July 25, 2013
PLACE OF DEATH: At his residence rural Sterling, Kansas  
DATE OF BIRTH:  January 7, 1950  
PLACE OF BIRTH: Hoisington, KS  
PARENT’S NAMES: Gerald & B. Charylene Hendricks Massey
RESIDENT: Sterling, Kansas since 2009 formerly of Hays 28yrs.
EDUCATION:  1968 Sterling H.S.; 1968-1971 attended KSU; 1973 Graduated from Emporia State University with a Degree in Psychology and Business/Math Minor.
OCCUPATION: From 1992 until present Ken has been a Youth Pastor for Teens for Christ Ministries; Kansas State Trooper from 1980 until 1992
MEMBERSHIPS:   Crosspoint Church, Sterling; Toastmasters of Hays
MARRIAGE DATE: May 26, 1973    
SPOUSE’S NAME: Mary Ann  Hlavacek
DATE OF DEATH:   She Survives of the home.
SURVIVORS:  Wife, Mary Ann of the Home, 1 Son, Caleb Massey & Wife, Sophie, Japton, AR.; 1 Daughter, Kady Ramspott & Husband, Tad, Grass Valley, CA.; 3 Grandchildren; Father, Gerald Massey & Step-Mother Juanita,  Sterling, KS.; 1 Brother, Craig A. Massey & Wife, Jen, We, OK.; 1 Sister, Jill A. Broyles & Husband, Richard, Greeley, CO.
PRECEDED IN DEATH: Mother, B. Charylene Massey; Grandparents
FUNERAL SERVICE:  2:00 P.M., Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the CrossPoint Church, Sterling.
OFFICIATING:   Pastor’s Ken Ediger &  Michael Gray
BURIAL:  Sterling Community Cemetery, Sterling, KS
VISITATION: 2 PM until & 7 PM, Friday, August 2, 2013 @ Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.  Family will receive friends from 5 PM until 7 PM.
MEMORIAL:  Teens For Christ or Life Couriers International c/o Birzer F.H.

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Sylvia and Craig Wagerle
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
We were so stunned and saddened to learn of Ken's sudden passing. Although our paths did not cross following graduation from high school, we will always remember Kenny fondly as a cheerful, friendly, likeable guy. Our condolences go out to his family. May he rest in peace. Sylvia & Craig Wagerle

Charlie Robison
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
So sad to hear of Ken's passing. We can take comfort in knowing that his eye was always on the prize that he now has; his eternal home in Heaven. There is no doubt he heard those wonderful words: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." My sympathy to the Massey family.

Ken and Peggy Herrman
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
We are so sorry to hear. Will have you in our prayers.

Jen Massey
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
Ken touched so many lives around the world with his smile and devotion to God. My first thought was the following verse:
Matthew 25:23
“His master said, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Nice to know we can see that big smile again in heaven, surrounded by all those whose lives were changed by Kenny's devotion to God.

Dave Gras
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013


In loving memory of our dear friend and co-laborer in the Gospel. Dave & Susan Gras; The Navigators

Jeff Merian
   Posted Sat July 27, 2013
Heard the shocking news, and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated Ken! You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

David and Brenda Juby
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Mary Ann and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were so saddened to hear of Ken's sudden passing. We know that Ken is rejoicing in the presence of the Lord and that He knew the time that He had ordained for Ken. We will keep you in our prayers.
Love to all of you.

Dennis Cain
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Kenny was a great friend and classmate. And a brother in blue, he will be greatly missed, prayers to his family and friends.

Robert Wilhelm
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Mary Ann and Family,
I am so very sad to here about Ken. He was a great guy! He had a great sense of humor and what a smile! It was great that we all got to visit at the reunion last year. I will remember him and all of you in my prayers.

Steven Voth
   Posted Tue July 30, 2013
Ken was a true friend and a Brother in Christ. Ken personally impacted my life as he did so many others. He will be greatly missed.
Dear Lord, please comfort Mary Ann and all those who will miss Ken.

Michael P. Andrus
   Posted Tue July 30, 2013
All the brothers in the EFCA Ministerial Cluster for south central Kansas will miss Ken and his strong encouragement to faithfully follow the Lord in sharing the Gospel with a lost and needy generation. Though he was nearing the normal retirement age, we know Ken would never have quit until the Lord said, "Come up here, good and faithful servant." We thank God for the privilege of knowing him.

Ted Weis
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Mary Ann and family- I'm so saddened by the stunning news of Ken's passing. I'll always remember Ken's passion for Jesus and missions, as well as your gracious hospitality. May the Lord uphold and keep you during this time.

John Reynolds
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013


MaryAnn & family: We will always remember Ken with great fondness. He was such a great friend. May each of you know the grace and comfort of the Lord, and find His wisdom and strength in the days ahead. All our love to you........ Rick & Donna Reynolds

Hank & Jenifer Young
   Posted Fri August 02, 2013
We just found out from Facebook and were deeply moved! Ken was a great mentor and friend during college; and he helped lay the foundation for us as a ministry couple in both the Air Force and the Army. Ken was a living Bible and he encouraged the same with us! God greatly used Ken as a skilled carpenter in our lives from pouring the foundation, to rough frame, to finally shingles in the building of our ministry house for God’s glory. Thanks Ken!

Jan (Milligan) Brooks
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Mary Ann and family,
I am so saddened to hear of Ken's passing. I lost touch with you after college, but I am so heartened to ready Ken's Facebook messages and these condolences which testify to the gospel work to which your family has remained faithful. May God hold you in His loving arms and whisper sweet comforts into your ears as you grieve. And we rejoice knowing that this separation is only temporary--for one day, we will all be together, praising our God.
Jan Brooks

Bob and Lu Leman
   Posted Sat August 03, 2013
Mary Ann and family, We were stunned by the news of Ken's passing to his eternal life with Jesus but we know that the angels were rejoicing his arrival. Our prayers of comfort and peace go out to you. God Bless Bob & Lu

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