In Memory of

Kenneth Ray Cobb

November 20, 1947 - July 28, 2023


Kenneth Ray Cobb of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away July 28, 2023, at 8:15pm after complications arising from cardiomyopathy.   

 Ken was born in Booneville, MO on November 20, 1947, and was the eldest child of Everett and Melva Dean Cobb of Tipton, Missouri.  In 1965 Ken graduated from Tipton High School with fond memories of running the 440yd dash on a cinder track and playing basketball.  After high school he enlisted and served 4 years in the Air Force as a flight mechanic for the 56th special operations wing, first detachment technician.  He was honorably discharged on November 21, 1971.  Following his military service, he completed multiple studies and certifications in technology – ranging from typewriter repair, computer hardware and software support.  Ken’s first job was as a typewriter technician working on Underwood Typewriters in Kansas City.  Kickstarting a lifelong career in computer software, Ken medically retired from work in 2004 due to health complications.   

 In 1971, Ken met Ruth Price of Columbus, Georgia, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Married in 1973, the two welcomed Rachael Elizabeth Cobb, on November 20, 1977.  Affectionately known as “Pa” – Rachael and Ken went on to share the same birthday for 45 years.  

 Ken’s hobbies and pastimes included networking computers, troubleshooting computer issues for friends, photography, and his most avid pastime: sailing.  He spent many years sailing his boat at Lake Jacomo with family and friends. 

 Family who departed before:  

Father: Clifford Everett Cobb who passed March 26, 1973 

Mother: Melva Dean Cobb who recently passed on July 16, 2023 


Family he left behind: 

Ruth (Price) Cobb of Lee’s Summit, MO  

Rachael (Cobb) Orr of Valparaiso, FL 

Brother Donald Cobb of Jefferson City, MO 

Sister Beverly (Cobb) Schroeder of Centertown, MO 


Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, August 4, 2023, at Lansford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO.  Visitation will be from 9:00 am until service time at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at Moreau Cemetery in Tipton, MO. 


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My sincere condolences to Kenny’s family. (I knew him as Kenny). He was a classmate of mine, class of ‘65.
May God grant each of you peace and comfort at this time of grief.🙏🙏🙏

Oh Ruthie, I’m so sorry for your loss! I am happy that you and Ken had so many years together! May you feel the comfort of Gods love surrounding you, and may your memories bring you joy.

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Jerry R Garrett
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We were saddened by the news of Ken’s passing. We were friends through the Myrtle Allen Boarding House (Kansas City, MO) group. Unfortunately, we will not be attending Visitation or the Services, but our hearts and best wishes will be with Ruth and the Family.

Jerry R and Sue E Garrett
2015 E. Sadie Lane
Joplin, MO 64801

I am sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I remember him as being exceedingly kindhearted, funny, inquisitive and devoted to those around him. He will be dearly missed.

My heartfelt condolences go out to Ruth and Rachel as well as his family. I first met Ken in the mid 60’s and enjoyed doing activities with him. I would see him occasionally at work when he came to repair equipment. I know he will be missed. I have many memories of fun trips and activities.

Deepest Sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are will you and your mom. Hold on to all the love and good memories. May you find peace and comfort.

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying of you in the days ahead. Much love to you, Christy.

To the family of Kenny Cobb:
We are sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. His family and ours visited many times with our parents as children. Kenny, Donnie and Beverly are my 2nd cousins, their father was my cousin. Also we extend our sympathy on the passing of Melva Dean so close to Kenny. We regret never meeting you Ruth and Rachel.
Prayers, Sharon & Dorsey Shackelford


Friday, August 4, 2023
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, August 4, 2023
10:00 AM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063