In Memory of

Kevin Scott Ginther

July 4, 1987 - July 4, 2023


Kevin Scott Ginther, 36, of Lee’s Summit, MO died by suicide on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.  Kevin was born in Denver, CO, but spent most of his life in Shawnee, KS.  He was an Eagle Scout at age 14 who enjoyed multiple high adventures and was proud to be a Micosay Firebuilder. He graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School before attending Georgia Tech, where he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering.  Kevin worked at DIT-MCO International as the Customer Service Manager.  


Kevin leaves behind his beloved wife Mel, daughter Maxine, parents Paul and Diane Ginther, brother Brian Ginther and lots of extended family and friends.  Kevin had a big heart, and often gave of himself to help others.  Kevin was very involved in the Kansas City Climbing Community and loved going camping with his family to climb.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas City Climbing Community or Hammer and Heart WNC.  Please no cut flowers.  


Friends and family will gather Sunday, July 9 at 2 pm at Shelter #11 at Lake Jacomo to celebrate Kevin’s life.  


Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 


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My heart goes out to all of you. May God’s sustaining grace be with you in the days and weeks to come.

I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s death. My heart goes out to his whole family. What a horrible loss for everyone. My prayers and love to all of you as you try to reconcile your life with his absence. 💓💓🙏🙏

There are no words for a loss this shockingly deeply painful 💔 I’m so sorry for you, your family, his family, and ALL extended family & friends his life touched 💔 PRAYERS IN DIVINE LIGHT for everyone needing some comfort in the good memories during these difficult times in transition 🙏 💜🙌💖✨️✨️✨️

Kevin, you were full of quiet, mischievous smiles, and secret hilarity. What a joy it was to witness you falling into mutual weirdness with a lover. I know not of your struggles but I am so sorry they felt so inescapable.

To Kevin’s family and close friends, I wish you strength and peace in these trying times and I hope you find love and belonging in the days to come.

Diane and family, I can’t express fully how sorry I am for this devastating loss. May God give you strength to carry on through this heartbreaking time. I and thinking of you friend. Tina

This was one of the most shocking things I have seen in a while. Kevin was always a nice guy. My favorite memory of him is when he did an electrical wood-burning experiment with me and Mike Nichols in the Ameristar Casino workshop. It was when you put two nails on a board with some sort of solvent on the board first and the electricity goes through the board and as it is burning, it looks like tons of tiny lightning bolts along the way (I still have the video). It was then that I knew that he deserved better than the pay that job gave him. He was always very kind and I was so happy for him when he finally changed jobs. I met his wife Mel a few months later when I finally left Ameristar and it made perfect sense. She was his other half for sure. My heart breaks for you all. I pray that all of your memories and how you think of him from now on will be with love and respect. I pray for you all as I know exactly how hard this time is for a family and I hope that you may find peace in your hearts to continue your lives and make him proud as his spirit will never leave or forget you.

So sad to hear about Kevin. He was a valued member of DIT-MCO and his death is a shock to everyone. He was a very talented Engineer and well liked by everyone I know. We will miss him. My condolences to his family.

Dear Mel and Max, I am so deeply sorry for this loss. I didn’t know Kevin, but after getting to know you for the past few years, I know he must have been a kind and special man, as you draw beautiful good things to you with your selfless heart and ability to care for others. Praying for peace and comfort over your hearts. Your MOPs family is here for you.

My condolences to you all, family and friends. I pray for peace and healing. Shanti Shanti Shanti… Peace peace peace.

No words are enough to soften the sorrow of a loss this great. Kevin was a joy to be around in the short time I got to spend with him.
To all of his friends and family my deepest empathy goes out to you.

Dear Mel-
So sad to hear of Kevin’s transition. Keeping you and Maxine, and all of the family in the heart of love and healing, and may his legacy of love live on.


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063