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Kenneth N. Wiser Jr.
Monday, May 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jeffrey Mims.
Music provided by: Second Missionary Baptist Church Choir and Church Men's Choir.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Teddy Clark, John Mahaney, Kevin Cockrell, Donnell Perkins, Tim Crow and Gary Bishop. Honorary pallbearers: Rob Mahaney, William Hammers Jr., Travis Hammers, Brandon Hammers, Brent Hammers and Wendell Wheeler.
Kenneth Nathaniel Wiser Jr. passed away early Sunday morning at his home in Macon, Missouri. He was a 1971 graduate of Van-Far High School and a 1975 graduate with a teaching degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. Kenneth moved to Macon in 1975 where he took a position in the Macon Middle School as an English teacher. He taught for over 31 years, retiring in 2006. Kenneth continued to be a substitute teacher and enjoyed being active in the Community Action Group in Macon, Wi-bowling, fishing, professional and college basketball, football and baseball. He was a long-time member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Born: November 6, 1953 in Hannibal, Missouri the son of Kenneth Nathaniel and Ida Mae (Kerr) Wiser Sr.
Married: Margaret Ann McGuire on August 21, 1976 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on November 24, 2009.
Survivors include: mother, Ida Mae of Vandalia; one daughter, Bonnie Viley of Macon; one brother, Darrel and wife, Valeria Wiser of Macon; three sisters: Mrs. James (Jacqueline) Jones of Rock Island, Illinois; Mrs. Ronald (Janet) Turner and Mrs. Louis (Wanda) Connor all of Vandalia; three grandchildren: Tyonna McGuire, Eric Cole and Marley McGuire; one brother-in-law, Robert and wife, Barbara Mahaney of Montgomery City; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: grandparents; father, Kenneth Sr.; mother-in-law, Mary Mahaney; two grandchildren: Imani D. Viley and Leslie M. McGuire.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the family for a college fund for Tyonna McGuire.
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