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Kenneth Leroy Bapst
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“So sorry about the passing of Kenny. Met you two at the American Restaurant in the late 70's. Don & I would be there every evening along with you &...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Judy Stone - Portsmouth, OH

“Lanita and family, I am so sorry for your loss, Kenny will be missed greatly. He was an amazing person. Life will never be the same, I can only hope...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Kelly Fitzgerald - Columbus, OH

“Praying for all of you. Did my deed-paid someone's rent. ”
3 of 29 | Posted by: Paula Blake Christian - Albany

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have such good memories of the times Mom (Ruth Grosjean) and I would visit with "the Bapst boys". It...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Janie Anderson - Wellston, OH

“Kenny was a good guy.He was a first cousin.Always liked to be around him.Hunted with him a few times and target shoot.He had a great personality with...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Bob-Judy Bapst - Orient, OH

“Saying a prayer for you Lanita and your family. I mainly was able to see you when we all worked the Bob Evans Farm Festival together. You and your...Read More »
6 of 29 | Posted by: Theresa Womeldorf - Wellston, OH

“First off I'd like to give my most heart felt condolences to Lanita,Tonya,Sherri,Joy, Jeanie and the rest of family that I know who are hurting from...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Chandler Tyler - Blue Ridge, VA

“DADDY, WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS AND MY PAIN CANNOT BE MEASURED BUT I CAN TAKE COMFORT EVERY NIGHT AS I LOOK UP AT THE STARS AND HEAR YOU SAY "COUNT ALL...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: TONIA GAILEY - LYNCHBURG, VA

“I'm sorry sorry for everyone's loss... Kenny will be missed... just seen him and Lantia at Walmart in November or December getting ready for all the...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Misty Burchett Vanhoose - Minford, OH

“It is so difficult to lose a loved one, no matter their age or how long it has been since last seen or talked with. A MOTHER is to me the most...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Rita Adkins - Lucasville, OH

“Joyce, Jeannie, Raymond and family.I was so sorry to hear about Kenny. He was a great person, and I know he will be missed by his family and friends....Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Ellarose Schrader - Beaver, OH

“To Lanita,family and friends I am so sorry for your loss.Kenny was a great guy and friend to so many he will be missed so much by all who had the...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: Mark Hazell - Reynoldsburg, OH

“I got to know Kenny in high school, bought his leather products, and was so pleased as my son and his family became neighbors of Kenny,s family. May...Read More »
13 of 29 | Posted by: Micki Atkins - Stockdale, OH

“So sorry for your loss!! I have so many memories of Kenny making belts and braclets for me when I was a kid!! I also remember when I would go with my...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Mindy Burchett - Silver Spring, MD

“So sorry for your loss! I went to school with Kenny and he could always make me laugh! I loved to hear him laugh! RIP Kenny ”
15 of 29 | Posted by: Jo An (Maynard) Wallace - Beaver, OH

“I want to send out my condolences to family 's friends that had knew Kenny. He was a nice guy. Loved bye all. RIP Kenny. May God's love and blessings...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Marsha Monroe - FT Wayne, IN

“I want to send my condolences to the whole family. He was a good guy. He always had something funny to say when he would see you. May you RIP ...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Marsha Monroe - FT Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for family ”
18 of 29 | Posted by: Sharon Loscar - Jackson, OH

“Kenny was a wonderful guy, I know his family will miss him badly. They all will be in our prayers. God be with them all. ”
19 of 29 | Posted by: Kenny & Irene Smith - Ray, OH

“I'm so sorry for your lost. Kenny was a good man. He will be missed ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Gina Wilbur - Wellston, OH

“We are deeply sad for your loss! Thank you for his service! Kenny was a excellent caring person. May God give you all strength and comfort to get you...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: Cheryl & Leon Noel - Lucasville, OH

“This is a sad day for many. Kenny will be missed but never forgotten. Our prayers go out to Lanita and all the family. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Terry wilbur - jackson, OH

“Lanita and family, I am so so so sorry for your loss of such a fine person. I thank God that we became friends thru the Mountain Heritage Festival...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Gertrude Maggard - Whitesburg, KY

“My heart goes out to you and your family. Kenny was a friend to everyone. When my dad died he came and talk to me about how my dad was always so good...Read More »
24 of 29 | Posted by: Teryl Hamilton - Jackson, OH

“I attended school with Kenny from the first grade till we graduated in 1966. He was a great friend, neighbor and role model for all that knew him....Read More »
25 of 29 | Posted by: Larry and Sue Veach - Stockdale, OH

“From the time I came into the family Kenny always made me feel welcome. He was a great guy and I can only hope that I will be remembered with even...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Keith Shoemaker - Chillicothe, OH

“I remember when my children were little they would love for me to buy them leather belts with their names on the back. I still have a couple of them....Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: Angie Roberts - Beaver, OH

“Brandon and Brittany always enjoyed the family get togethers and Kenny treated them like family ”
28 of 29 | Posted by: Marsha Bryan - Wellston, OH

“Sorry for loss ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Dennis Dupree - Wellston, OH


Kenneth Leroy "Kenny" Bapst, age 69, of Beaver, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, January 7, 2018 while enjoying what he loved to do, with the grandson that he loved. Kenny was born at his grandparents home, and the house that he now resided in, on September 9, 1948 in Stockdale, Ohio. He was the son of the late Raymond Lewis Bapst and Eileen Florence Pollard Bapst. Kenny was a 1966 graduate of Eastern High School and a veteran of the United States Army, who served during the Vietnam War. He was a business owner who owned and operated Cobblestone Leather Shop in Portsmouth, Ohio. Kenny enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing video games and target shooting. He was a fun loving human being and was always willing to help anyone in need. Kenny is survived by his wife of 35 wonderful years, Lanita Brewer Bapst; children, Tonia Gailey of Lynchburg, Virginia, Sherri Landreneau of Blue Springs, Missouri, Vanita London of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Sonya Levier of Topsail, North Carolina; brother, Raymond Bapst, Jr. of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Joyce Wallach and Jeannie Gawronski, both of Powell, Ohio, along with 10 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and a host of friends. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Kenny would give the shirt off of his back to help anyone, so in lieu of flowers, the family would like for you to help someone who is genuinely in need. Arrangements are by the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston, Ohio.