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Kenneth “Ken or Cowboy” Wayne Whidden

October 19, 1954 — October 16, 2022


Kenneth “Ken or Cowboy” Wayne Whidden, 67, of Ashland, died Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Brethren Care Village.

Ken was born October 19, 1954 in Norwalk, Ohio to Vernon and Myrtle {Day} Whidden.

He graduated from Perkins High School in 1973. Ken served in the US Navy from 1973 to 1975.

He married Lisa Marie Clark in March of 1985. She died October 11, 2017. 

Ken drove truck for several different companies throughout his career before retiring in 2016. Throughout his time in the US Navy and driving truck Ken traveled to 49 of the states and was a member of the 50 State Club. He enjoyed watching all sports and playing cards. He was very involved at Brethren Care with all activities they provided.

Ken will be deeply missed by his daughter Laura (Buck Cole) Whidden of Lakewood; granddaughter Vivian; sisters Norma (Fred) Dotson of Savannah and Mary Williams of NV; and many other family members.

Ken was preceded in death by his wife Lisa, son Ken Jr. and his parents.

There will be a celebration of life held at a later date. Roberts Funeral Home-Ashland Chapel, is assisting the family. Burial will be at Willard Cemetery.   Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to Brethren Care Village, 2140 Center St. Ashland, Ohio 44805.

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