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Kenneth " Kenny" Schneider
Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls
Effingham, KS

Kenneth “Kenny” A. Schneider, 90, of Effingham, KS, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Vintage Park in Atchison, KS. He was born April 19, 1933 in Horton, KS, the son of Gertrude Ray.

Kenny graduated from ACCHS in 1952. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Kenny delivered milk in the Valley Falls area for 18 years. He worked for Meyers Milk Plant in Basehor for 9 years and Steinmetz Service for 10 years. He was employed by Center Township and Kaioma Township for 13 years as a rock truck driver and grader operator for these areas.

He was a member of Eagles Ayre 309, Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 225 and V.F.W. Post 1650. Kenny- greatest passion besides his family was his dancing.

Kenny married Nona Pauline Schuster on October 3, 1953 in Holton; they later divorced.

Survivors include his 2 daughters, Kendy Trowbridge (DeWayne) of Liberty, MO and Trudy Erhart (Kenny) of Valley Falls, KS; 1 son, Toby Schneider of Effingham, KS; brother, Ralph Schneider of Shawnee Mission, KS; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his mother, Gertrude (Ray) Schneider; the mother of his children, Nona Pauline Schneider; daughter-in-law, Deborah “Deb” Schneider and great-granddaughter, Ella Sue Erhart.

Funeral Service will be 6 P.M. Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Valley Falls. Family will greet friends from 4-6 P.M. Thursday, July 13, 2023 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Nortonville Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by Grahem-Herbers Post 3084. Memorials may be given to the Larkinburg Christian Church or PanCan Research or Childhood Cancer Research c/o Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 6, Valley Falls, Kansas 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

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