Kenneth E. Vowell

August 20, 2019

Spearville - Kenneth E. Vowell, 89, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore.  He was born on December 11, 1929 in Blackwell, Oklahoma the son of J. Hugh and Lara (Parks) Vowel.

In 1948, Kenneth graduated from Blackwell High School, in Blackwell, Oklahoma. He went to work for Western Electric/Western Bell Telephone in 1951. After 32 years of service, he retired from Western Electric/Western Bell Telephone/AT & T in 1983.

On June 7, 1954, Kenneth married Mary Ann Chase in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in 1995. On February 14, 1996, he married Mary Margaret Wallingford in Port Orange, Florida. She also preceded him in death in 2016.

Kenneth is survived by: daughter, Patty (Mark) Sanko of Spearville; son, Thomas (Kate) Vowell of Winnipeg, Canada; granddaughters, Cassie Sanko of Spearville and Fiona Vowell of Winnipeg, Canada; brother, Max (Marian) Vowel of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Diane Vowel of Rockledge, Florida and Donna Wallingford of Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen (Vowel) Beard; and brothers, Walter “Ray” Vowel and James Vowel. 

A memorial service will be held at the Parkview Apartments in Spearville on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:30 AM. There will be no visitation, as cremation has taken place. Memorials are suggested to the Parkview Apartments of Spearville in care of Swaim Funeral Home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at