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Keith Kuykendall
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison , KS

Keith Ray ”Poo-Bear” Kuykendall, 59, of Atchison KS died on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at the Atchison Hospital unexpectedly.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Thursday, Feb. 15th at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Effingham, KS.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2018 at the Becker Dyer Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison KS.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.  Condolences to the family may be left online at

Keith was born on April 15, 1958 in Holton, KS the son of Jess and Ileta (Hadway) Kuykendall.  Keith served in the National Guard for 21 years.  Mr. Kuykendall worked as a molder for Rockwell International, Atchison for forty years. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Atchison, KS  , a member of the Steel Workers Union, the Lions Club,  and enjoyed traveling, riding his tri-cycle, going to the casino, and helping family and friends being a shade tree mechanic and working on cars.

He was married to Cynthia L. Scott on April 8, 1978 at the Effingham Christian Church. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2000.  Keith was later married to Linda Lewman on March 15, 2012.  Linda survives of the home.  Additional survivors include a son, Travis Kuykendall, Jacksonville, FL, three sisters,  Leona (Don) Steuart, Effingham, KS, Diana (Jerry) Gearhart, Effingham, KS and Beverly (Dale) Gaddis, Effingham, KS,  His parents,  half brother, Leon Kenworthy, and a sister, Verna Jones, also preceded him in death.  


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