SIKESTON -- Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, died Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill due to injuries sustained in a farming accident.
Born June 12, 1944, in Hornersville, son of Blanche Vernor Wilkey of Manila, Ark., and the late Charles H. Wilkey, he had been employed at AECI New Madrid Power Plant, where he worked as a results engineer. A 1963 graduate of Manila High School, he received an Associate of Arts degree in 1967 from Crowley's Ridge College at Perryville and a Bachelor of Science in 1971 from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. He was a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston, where he has lived since 1972. He was loved by all who knew him and will be missed dearly.
On May 9, 1989, he married Kathy Frankum Kiefer who survives of the home.
In addition to his wife, survivors include: one daughter, Sally Koch of Sikeston; eight sisters, Barbara Warren of Potosi, Earline Hicks of Kentucky, Glenda Johnson, Linda Brewer, Bertha McCormick, Mary Kiss, Marie Gamble and Gerline McDowell, all of Manila; five brothers, Nick Wilkey of Hot Springs, Ark., Wendell Wilkey of Blytheville, Ark., Marvin Whitehead of Michigan and Leonard Whitehead and Junior Whitehead of Manila; and two grandchildren, Kurstin Koch and Simon Koch of Sikeston.
Two sisters, Polly Burrows and Nelly Stone, also preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 11a.m. Tuesday. Pat Hogan, minister of Shady Acres Church of Christ, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.