Kevin Lee Dale, 58, of Hume, Missouri, died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at KU Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1960 in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the son of Lennie and Evelyn McCormick Dale. He graduated from Hume High School in 1978. Kevin started his family in 1980 with the birth of his first daughter, Amanda, a son, Wesley in 1982 and a daughter, Deanna in 1983. He married Ruth Black on November 15, 1985 and in 1987 had a daughter, Kimberley. Kevin was a member of the Hume Christian Church. He worked for Batesco Quarries which then became Ash Grove Aggregates, for 37 years. He was a mechanic, welder, heavy equipment operator and just the go to guy when someone needed help. Everyone knew that Kevin would have the answer, no matter the problem. Kevin was a jack of all trades, he loved cooking with his momma, watching cooking shows, reading cookbooks cover to cover and spending time with his family. Kevin loved his family dearly and his greatest joy was being grandpa cookie. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home, three daughters: Amanda Kirkland and Steve of Pittsburg, Kansas, Deanna Lewis and Roscoe of Hume, Missouri, Kimberley Dale of the home, one son, Wesley Dale of Rich Hill, Missouri, his father, Lennie Dale of Hume, Missouri, a sister, Sharyl Dale of Hume, nine grandchildren: Jeremy Lewis of Pittsburg, Kansas, Blake Lewis, Dalen Lewis, Bryce Lewis, Evie-Lyn Lewis, Lincoln Lewis, all of Hume, Missouri, Joseph and Michael Dale of the home, Royann Dale of Rich Hill, Missouri, one great grandchild; Brooklyn Lewis, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn in 2012.
Funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Hume Christian Church. Burial will be in the Hume Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Church. The family suggests contributions to the Hume Cemetery, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.