Obituary: Kenton O. Britton

Kenton O. Britton, 75, of Newton, formerly of Arkansas City, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017) at the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Via Christi Regional Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
He was born on March 16, 1941, in Arkansas City, the son of Guy Orwell and Angie Velma Bennett Britton. In 1944, they moved to Lamont, Okla., where they lived until 1952. The Brittons then moved to the South Haven/Geuda Springs area. Kenton graduated from Geuda Springs High School. He and his family moved into Arkansas City in 1962, where he attended Cowley County Junior College.
Kenton loved to do woodwork, making several pieces of furniture for his family. For many years, he did construction work, working with contractors to build several houses in the Arkansas City area, including a home for his parents. Kenton also had worked at Skyline Mobile Homes.
The Brittons were longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City. Kenton moved to Newton in 2006.
Survivors include his sisters, Carolyn Adams, Janice Good and her husband John, all of Newton, and Barbara Walker and her husband Charles of Tulsa, Okla.; niece Blakely Bunning and her husband Galen of Manhattan; nephews Bradley Good and his wife Heather of Park City, Michael Walker and Jason Walker, both of Tulsa; and great-niece and great-nephews, Kagen, Addison, Reece and Emilie Bunning, all of Manhattan.
Graveside services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the Hope Cemetery, southwest of Arkansas City. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established with the Asbury Park Good Samaritan Fund, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton., KS 67114.
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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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