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Kent W. Paine Sr.

November 13, 2018

Rossville—Kent W. Paine Sr. 72, died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at his home in Rossville.
He was born in Rossville on December 24, 1945 to Chet and Evelyn Baird Paine. Kent graduated from Rossville High School in 1963.
Kent worked in the Santa Fe Shops at Topeka for over 40 years retiring in January 2006. Hunting and fishing were his passion. He was a member of the NRA and IBEW Local Union No. 226.
On May 20, 1967 he was united in marriage to Donna Freeby at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. They were married 51 years. She survives of the home. Together they have two sons, David Allen (Melissa) Paine, Gardner and Kent (Lisa) Paine Jr., Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren, Aspen, Jorden, Max and Layten; one great-granddaughter, Rowan.
He was preceded by his brother, Ed Paine.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville. Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care or Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To read a full obituary or to leave online condolences go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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11 thoughts on “Kent W. Paine Sr.

  1. Dear Donna and family,
    so sorry for your loss. I loved talking to Kent. A Master fisherman if ever there was one.May God be with you at this time. He was way too young to have passed.
    Pauline & Joe Conley

  2. Donna, David, and Kent jr.,
    My condolences, Kent was one of my favorites. I always enjoyed spending time with him and your family at Grandma Billee’s. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Donna, David, Kent, Jr. & Families,
    We were so sorry to hear of Big Kent’s passing. He was a very unique man in so many ways! Loved his stories!! He will be deeply missed! Please accept our deepest condolences. May You Rest In Peace & God Speed Big Guy……

  4. Sorry to hear of your all’s loss Kent Sr. was a heck of a good guy. I remember of him and some of his friends I know going fishing and hunting. And seeing the big ones they would bring home if I was over at my mother’s house. She was along time neighbor of the Paine family.

  5. A close high school friend. Was thinking of Kent the day he passed. I remember many times that I drove Kent to st Mary’s so he could see Donna when they first began dating. Sorry for your loss.

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