Kenton Lee Classen

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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Kenton Lee Classen, 70, of Atmore, passed away on Fri., Oct. 4, 2019, at his


He was born on May 3, 1949 in Fowler, Kan. to the late Willie F. and Elizabeth Lowen Classen. He was a farmer most of his life, but had worked for John Deere and also had a starter alternator business. He was a loving husband, a wonderful

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father and a grandfather. He was a Member of Mennonite Christian Fellowship. 

He is preceded by his parents; and brothers, Kenneth Classen and Roy Classen.

Survivors are his wife, Mabel Yoder Classen of Atmore; two sons, Rodney (Jennifer)

Classen of Lucedale, Miss. and Keith (Sandra) Classen of Bratt, Fla.; a daughter, Kimberly Classen of Atmore; a brother, Steve (Treva) Classen of Walnut Hill, Fla.; two sisters, Mary Ann Classen of Walnut Hill and Beverly Classen of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister in law, Miriam Classen of Walnut Hill; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services were held Oct. 8, 2019, from the Mennonite Christian Fellowship

with Bro. Blaine Copenhaver officiating. Interment followed in Freemanville Community Cemetery. Active pallbearers were the grandsons and a granddaughter.

Family received friends Oct. 7 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Atmore Christian School or Save a Life. 

Johnson-Quimby funeral Home Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.