Kenneth Hathaway


Kenneth Hathaway, 77, retired Great Plains Conference pastor. Born August 23, 1945; died April 27, 2023.

He married Janet "Jan" Heersche on June 11, 1967.

Hathaway graduated from Saint Paul School of Theology with a Master of Divinity in 1971. He served churches in both former Kansas conferences, including  Linwood, Edgerton, Wellington, Herrington, Burdick, Great Bend, Johnson City, Wichita, and Liberal. He retired in 2008. He and Jan also spent three years as missionaries at McCurdy School in Espanola, New Mexico. 

Survivors include his wife, Jan Hathaway; daughters, Joy Lenz (Steve) and Robin Sommer (Brandon); and five grandchildren.

A celebration of life services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Winfield Grace UMC.

Memorials have been established in his name for the Winfield Area Habitat for Humanity and the Southwestern College Builder’s Fund.  

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