Kenneth Clair Price
Kenneth Clair “Ken” Price, 79, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 15, at CountryHouse in Lincoln. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 1 from 5 to 7 PM at Southgate UMC. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 AM at Southgate UMC with time of luncheon and fellowship to follow.
Ken was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 11, 1943, to Keener Isaiah and Clara May (Smock) Price. The family moved to Plattsmouth where he grew up and graduated from Plattsmouth High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State University and student taught at Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca schools where he continued to teach English and Speech for 32 years.
He was united in marriage to Karen S Nutzman in August 1970 and to this union were born three children: Cynthia Sue, Kristi Kay and Craig Kenneth. They later divorced. Ken was married to Karen K Acree and they lived in Washington, KS. After her passing, he moved to Lincoln, NE, where Mary F. Hutson danced her way into his heart. After her passing, he dedicated his time to serving as a volunteer for AseraCare Hospice.
Ken was a loving father, dedicated grandfather and friend to everyone he met.
Ken is survived by:
Daughter Rev. Cynthia (Klint) Stewart and granddaughters Isabelle Mae (fiancé Ryan Talkington) Stewart and Emma Katherine Stewart.
Daughter Writer Kristi Kay (Tony) Kreifels and grandsons Christian Michael (fiancée Natalie Scheil)Taggart and Zachary Lukus Taggart and bonus grandchildren Rachel and Jackson Kreifels
Son Sgt. Craig Kenneth (Andrea) Price and grandson Trenton Keener Price and granddaughter Taylor Lynn Price.
Many nieces and nephews and numerous friends. He was a friend of Bill W.
Preceding him in death were his parents Keener I and Clara brother Keener L, wife Karen K Acree, wife Mary F Hutson, several aunts and uncles and many dear friends.
Memorials to the family for later designation.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Kenneth Clair Price
Our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Peace Be With You.
Jerry and Ruth Neeman and family.
Cyndy and family, we were so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing! From all your posts on Facebook…he must have been a wonderful, amazing man! Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love, Larry and Donna
Mr. Price was absolutely one of my favorite teachers. When I was in jr high and expressed an interest in becoming a teacher, he did all he could to encourage me. When I became an adult and would see him, I always addressed him as Mr. Price. He would then say that I could call him Ken or Kenny. I always continued to call him Mr. Price. I wanted him to know how much I respected him, how much his encouragement meant to me and how he was one of my role models. Rest In Peace Mr. Price!
Mr Price was the best teacher ever..so sorry for your loss
Our sincerest condolences to all Ken’s children. We enjoyed having him as a colleague!
Always liked Mr Price was a great teacher at Syracuse School
Praying for all of Mr. Price’s family and friends. He was an amazing teacher and a wonderful human being. ❤️
Hands down, Mr. Price was one of the best teachers I ever had. I remember the first time I ever saw him. I was still in elementary school in Unadilla and it was his first year of teaching in Syracuse. He came over to Unadilla to try out the sledding hill with all of us kids. It must have been a spur of the moment thing for him because he had on white slip on tennies and no socks. He was the life of the party. May he Rest In Peace.
Saddened to hear of Ken’s death. His friendship was such a blessing from my days as Pastor of Washington UMC. I particularly remember our clown ministry. We had so much fun as clowns in the fair parade and a flea circus at the nursing home. We were blessed to know Karen and Mary also. We stayed in touch with Ken and enjoyed visits in retirement. Ken’s friendship was a great joy in our life. Looking forward to a heavenly reunion! Prayers for Ken’s family and friends who grieve with us his death. John and Barb Wright
He went the extra mile in education…made Shakespeare and the Globe theater come to life.
He was also a great mechanic and Hospice volunteer. Prayers up for his family.
Mr. Price was my favorite teacher. He was the one that coaxed me out of my shell in English class. My sincerest condolences to his family.
We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Kenny. He was a great friend to us. We hope your memories bring you comfort. Sending hugs and kind thoughts.
Mr. Price was one of my favorite English teachers at Syracuse, Dunbar, and Avoca High school. He always had good advice. R.I.P. hope you continue to teach in heaven. Sincere sympathy to the family.
Kenny Price (Mr.Frogger) man o man where to start. Had him as English Literature teacher in junior High. Where I gained my appreciation for literature, plays and later in highschool my senior year of 88 I took speech 1 and I really became more appreciative and over came my shyness of speaking in front of people and yes it’s where I’ve learned to speak using my hands. But what I remember most was during JR High we had to do a essay over a songs lyrics and had to write a speech over the words of that song. That has stuck with me where till this day I listen and try to understand the depth Of that song from its words not just the melodies. Thank you Mr. Price and God Speed, God Bless your Family
Mr. Price was one of our favorite teachers. Thinking of the family at this time. He was such a great guy.
Mr. price was my Freshman English teacher, one of the best teachers I had. He made learning English fun, and memorable, still think of him every March 15 – “Beware the Ides of March”! I’m so very sorry for your loss, the world will be a little dimmer with his absence, but Heaven will be shining even brighter with him there.
Prayers to the family of this very kind man!! I was a student of his and still have MANY fond memories of his class. He was a pillar in our community and I’m thankful to have known him.
I was a classmate with Kenny from kindergarten through high school. I have so many fond memories of growing up as his friend. I’m so sorry I can’t attend the memorial service. My grandson is visiting from Idaho and I need to spend time with him. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I was very sad to hear of Ken’s passing, even though I knew it was coming. He was a good friend, a good dance partner. I loved doing a polka with him. Deepest sympathy to his family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Price family! Kenneth was an amazing teacher and great person!
We will sure miss Ken in the Southwood neighborhood. He was always so friendly and took time to say hello and visit . We will sure miss him taking his daily walks and watching him go on his scooter. God Bless Ken truly missed. Our sympathy to his family. 🙏😇💙
So sorry to read of Mr. Price passing away. Sympathy to His family. Wonderful man and best teacher ever in Syracuse. Taught us soooo much and still a best friend to us.