Kenneth E. Dagenett of Commerce, Okla. passed from this life on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Eastwood Manor in Commerce, Okla. He was 81.
Kenneth was born July 24, 1937 in Kansas City, Kan. to Donald and Hazel (Swaim) Dagenett.
He attended Washington High School in Kansas City and left at the age of 17 and joined the United States Navy. He served four years and received a honorable discharge. He was awarded a Good Conduct Medal that he did not receive until after 2005.
Kenneth was a firefighter with Kansas City, Kan. Fire Department and retired after 26 years of service. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan. He was a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and a maker of peace pipes. He was a board member of Heart of America Indian Center in Kansas City, Mo., a member of the Kansas City Warriors Gourd Society, the Indian Council of Many Nations Club and an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Don and step-mother May E. Thomas Dagenett, his birth mother, Hazel Swaim Dungan, his brother, John Henry and wife Martha Ellis Dagenett and his sister, Mildred Dagenett and husband J.T. Foster.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Kathleen Russell Dagenett of the home, a daughter, Connie Drew and her husband Shawn and their sons, Chance and Zachary of Miami, Okla., two sons, David Dagenett of Kansas City, Kan. and his daughter Mikki Skubal and Kenny W. Dagenett and his wife Heather and their children Brandon Fisher and Taylor and Haley Dagenett of Miami, Okla., one sister, Barbara Jeanne Smith and her husband William and their children and grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Commerce, Okla. with Rev. Leroy Orr officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 147 Funeral Detail. Native American Rites will be conducted by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. The family will receive friends following the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Miami Nation Cemetery, northwest of Miami, Okla. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla.