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Kendall Simcox

March 28, 1934 — June 24, 2018

Kendall Simcox, 84, born March 28th, 1934 to Mabel and Clarence Simcox passed away June 26th, 2018 in Linn, Ks.  Kendall was raised in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1952.     After attending Emporia College, he married Rose Lowry and had four children; Daphne (Don), Mark (Ana), Eric (Laura) and Allison and started his lifelong career in education.  For more than 50 years Kendall was a teacher, coach, and principal.  He shaped the hearts and minds of many at school districts in the Kansas and Missouri area; Highland, Kearney, Linn, Stoutland, Barnes, and Orrick.  If the school had a sport, Kendall coached it.  He is fondly remembered by scores of students, players, teachers, and administrators.  In 1996, Kendall had the privilege to work the track and field events at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.  In their free time, Kendall and Rose took many day trips looking for antiques to refurbish.  They were married until her death in 2001.  In 2010, Kendall married Beverly Blaha, and they shared their life together in Linn, Ks until his death.  The family thanks Beverly for her love and attention to Kendall.     Kendall was proceeded in death by Rose and brother Flavel.  He is survived by Beverly, his children, grandchildren; Chanda (Trevor), Chayla (Tom), Nicholas, Isabella, Jordan and Parker and two great-grandchildren; Maylee and Hollis.  Sister Bo and brothers Donald and Carl.    Kendall's children invite former students, players, colleagues, family and friends to a celebration of his life on Saturday, June 30 from 1-4 at the Park Hill Christian Church basketball center; 6601 NW 72nd St in Kansas City.  The scrimmage game begins at 3, wear your sports jersey.   To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kendall Simcox, please visit our flower store.


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