Sunday, July 31, 2022

Obituary - Kenneth Earl Norbury

Kenneth Earl Norbury, age 90 of Fort Scott, Kansas passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas. Mr. Norbury was born on June 5, 1932 in Prescott, Kansas to Lillie Norbury.

Kenneth's first job was for Johnny Jacob in the sawmill in Foster, Missouri. Private/Corporal Norbury served in the Army from 1946 to 1952, he served in the Korean War, Co. B 17th Infantry. Kenneth worked as a farmhand for Junior Payne in Amoret, Missouri, Mac Rodman of Foster, Missouri, Elroy Tourtillott in Rich Hill, Missouri and Bob Laughlin in Foster, Missouri. Kenneth was united in marriage on August 16, 1961 to Norma Church Phillips.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Norma, mother, Lillie and grandparents, Sidney and Dessie Clapp Norbury.

Kenneth is survived by a daughter, Kathy Rost, ex son-in-law, Bill Rost, both of Fort Scott, step-daughters, Donna (Robert) Newsome of Moundville, Missouri, Nora (Larry) Smalley of Butler, Missouri, three granddaughters, Katrina (Daniel) Routh of Springfield, Missouri, Ryan Rost (John Hawkins) and Kandice Rost of Fort Scott, Kansas, two grandsons, Daniel Routh and Zane Hawkins, six step grandkids, Steve (Tammy) Newsome of Houston, Texas, Robin (Bob) Benn, Stacy Newsome all of Nevada, Missouri, Ronnie (Kammie) Smalley, Terry (Sheila) Smalley, Meloday (Rusty) Roach all of Butler, Missouri, sixteen step great grandkids and fifteen step great great grandkids.

A Graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Salem Cemetery in Foster, Missouri. Memorial Contribution may be made to your Charity of Choice and may be sent in care of Schneider Funeral Home P.O. Box 525 Pleasanton, Kansas 66075. Online condolences may be left at

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