August 14, 1964 - June 30, 2018
Funeral Services for Kenneth Schlabs, 53, a life-long resident of Hereford will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018 at First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kevin Bushart, pastor, officiating. Cremation services will follow. Professional services have been entrusted to Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. There will be a public viewing and the family will greet people at Parkside Chapel Funeral Home from 4 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
Kenneth was born, August 14, 1964 in Hereford to Raymond and Mary Hund Schlabs. He attended St. Anthony’s Parochial School and graduated from Hereford High School in 1982. He then attended West Texas State University graduating from there in 1986 with a degree in Ag-Business. Kenneth was a member of the AGR Fraternity and was very active in the Young Farmers and Knights of Columbus. He was instrumental in organizing Ag-Day and he served in several positions for Farm Bureau, over the years, including AgLead in 2016. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church. Kenneth loved to spend time studying the Stock Market, buying and selling stocks. He was a person to stay behind the scenes and help and aid many people and organizations without drawing attention to himself. He was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Mr. Schlabs met and fell in love with Melissa Brumley. They later married December 30, 2005.
Mourning his passing are his wife, Melissa Schlabs of Hereford, two daughters Tayler Odhiambo and husband Herbert of San Antonio, and Keely Peterson and husband Torry of Marshall, Texas, 2 sons, Braden Schlabs of Lubbock, and Jacob Jordan of San Marcos. Also surviving are his parents Raymond and Mary Schlabs of Hereford, 2 brothers, Ray Schlabs, Jr. and Tom Schlabs both of Hereford, four sisters, Karen Martin and Barbara Franks both of Hereford, Donna Henry of Mansfield, Texas and Cheryl Johnson of Clarendon, two granddaugters Kannyn Peterson of Marshall, Texas and Nova Odhiambo of San Antonio.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Hereford Cancer Coalition, 108 Aspen Street, Hereford, Texas 79045.