Farming Rural 13

Kenneth V. Naysmith

August 8, 1942 ~ March 29, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Obituary of Kenneth V. Naysmith        

            Kenneth V. Naysmith, the son of Victor Vernon Naysmith and Hazel Lucille (Clark) Naysmith Hoops, was born August 8, 1942 in Belleville, Kansas and passed away on March 29, 2023 at Credo Senior Living, Belleville, KS at the age of 80 years, 7 months, and 21 days.

            Kenneth grew up in the Byron and Chester area, attending the local country schools and later graduating from Chester High School in 1959.       Following his graduation, he was engaged in farming and agriculture in Byron, NE for most of his life.

            On August 7, 1966, he was united in marriage to Nancy Ann Young and to this union two children were born, Jeffrey and Jill.     The couple made their home in rural Byron, NE on the farm, moving to Belleville, KS 20 years ago.

            Kenneth also sold crop insurance and did computer repair.   He was a licensed pilot, flying for pleasure and also did aerial infrared photography of crops in the area for farmers.

            Kenneth was a member of the Chester United Methodist Church, former member of the Byron Lions Club and the High Banks Hall of Fame Museum, and the Belleville Flyers Club.    He also was a member of the Kansas Sons of American Revolution, Bennington Chapter.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, V. Vernon Naysmith and Hazel Naysmith Hoops;  brother, Willis Naysmith; sister, Alene Smoot; brother-in-law,Robert Hayes; and step father Edwin Hoops.

            Kenneth is survived by his wife, Nancy A. Naysmith of Belleville, KS; One son, Jeffrey (Angie) Naysmith of Newton, KS;  one daughter Jill (Jim) Persinger of Toronto, Ontario-Canada;  3 grandchildren,  Kailey (Tanner) Duerksen of Newton, KS, Jensen Persinger of Lawrence, Kansas and Campbell Persinger of Ft. Collins, CO;  one sister, Norma Hayes of Winter Springs, FL; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the United Methodist Church, Chester, NE with Pastor Brian Faust, officiating.

            Interment will be at the Chester Cemetery, Chester, NE.

            Friends may call from 1 PM until 8 PM on Friday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas where the family will greet friends from 6 PM until 8 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

            Memorials are suggested to the Chester United Methodist Church or the High Banks Hall of Fame Museum.

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            The services will be livestreamed via the Chester/Hebron United Methodist Church facebook page.

            Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, 1322 19th ST, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.

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March 31, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Family Greeting Friends
March 31, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home
1322 19th Street
Belleville, KS 66935

Funeral Service
April 1, 2023

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church, Chester, NE
721 Thayer Avenue
Chester, NE 68327

Interment following funeral service
April 1, 2023

Chester Cemetery
U.S Highway 81
Chester, NE 68327

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