Kenneth Lavern Goosey, 82, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at John Knox Village Care Center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Floral Hills East Cemetery in Lee’s Summit. In lieu of flowers, memorials and contributions are suggested to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation of KC or The Alzheimer’s Association.
Ken was born January 21, 1937 to Toalson and Mary Goosey in Renick, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Toalson (Leon) and George (Pete) Goosey. He is survived by sons Kenneth Dale (Patricia), Keith Dean (Michelle) and Kirk Darren (Carol) Goosey and his three wonderful grandchildren, Kiersten Deanne (Justin), Keegan Delaney and Kaitlynn Deanna Goosey.
Ken graduated from East High School in 1955. He worked at Vendo following high school. His dream job was to be a tool and dye maker and in 1956 was able to make his dream a reality by entering into a four year tool and dye apprenticeship at Westinghouse Aviation Gas Turbine. Being a Journeyman tool and dye maker served him well as an Engineer at AT&T Microelectronics, not only could he design the part, he could make the part.
Ken was exceptionally handy and could do just about anything. He built their first home in Independence, fixed cars for all that asked and would help anyone in need at the drop of a hat. All of his sons thought the world of their dad, he was their Superman and looked up to him as an amazing role model of a family man. He was never too busy to help someone.
He met the love of his life, Virginia, in 1956. They were married on May 3, 1958 and spent 61 amazing years together. Ken retired in December of 1989 and they were blessed to spend each day together doing the things they loved. They both loved traveling and their favorites were Italy, Europe, China and their last adventure was to Australia/New Zealand in 2014. They loved going to Branson, their lake home and tried their hand at being snowbirds in southern Texas and Arizona. Ken and Virginia enjoyed many activities including New Dinner theatre, Big Creek Country Show and of course Oldsmobiles. Ken was proud to take his 1901 Oldsmobile Curve Dash to car shows, as well as several of their other Oldsmobiles.
Ken was a wonderful husband, father and friend to everyone. He will be greatly missed.