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“OUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL THE FAMILY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. EARL TANNER, W0WU, FORMALLY K0ZXO AND LINDA SMITH, WICHITA KANSAS ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: EARL TANNER, W0WU FORMALLY K0ZXO - KS

“Dad & Grandpop, you will always be in our hearts. We love you and we will miss you deeply. We are so glad we were able to have some precious, quiet...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sonny, Maria, Pamela & Steve - MD

“Ken,I will miss you every day. You were always there for us. You were very dedicated to the Fire Department, Fire Police and to the York Area...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: George McGee - York, PA

“Diann, Brenda and Faililies,So sorry for your loss. I will keep ypu all in my prayers. Even tho I didn't know your Dad the stories you have told and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Sue - Chantilly, VA

“Dear Dad, we write this with a heavy heart but know you are resting in peace and also know you and Mom will be together again one day. Your were a...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Diann & Donald Berger - Bumpass, VA

“Oh Ken, how we love you. We always had a lot of fun bantering about GM and Ford and in the old days, making you and Betty snack baskets for your road...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sharon Miles - Gainesville, VA

“Betty and I shared many camping experiences with Ken and Betty who were one of our very best friends. We'll certainly miss him. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Hal & Betty Cummings - Opelika, AL

Enjoying fish at Captain Bell's in Leesburg, FL “We are so sorry for the loss of our friend Ken. We were friends in the ham radio club where we had many fun-filled outings with the HAM radio club.....Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Ed & Sylvia Francis - Davenport, FL

“My deepest sympathy to the family. I am a neighbor of Ken and Betty . They are two of the kindest people I ever met. Enjoy your new journey Ken....Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jessey Horn - Red Lion, PA

“My deepest sympathy to the family. I am a neighbor of Ken and Betty . They are two of the kindest people I ever met. Enjoy your new journey Ken....Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jessey Horn - Red Lion, PA

“Our deepest sympathy to Betty, Ken Jr, Donna and the extended family of Ken. I worked for Ken at Sterners till he left and went to work for GM. All...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Bud & Marlene Stewart - FL

“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and may you rest in peace.Ricky and Donna ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ricky and Donna Shaneybrook - MD

“Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. I knew Ken during his years at Sterner Chev. What a fine gentleman with a big smile for all. Red...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be greatly missed by your Florida friends. Millard & Nita Martin ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: A friend


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Kenneth "Ken" L. Ness entered into eternal rest after a brief illness on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 4:35 p.m. at York Hospital at the age of 85 . He was the husband of Betty J. (Anderson) Ness of Red Lion. Ken was born in Freysville on April 12, 1929, and was the son of the late Samuel M. and Mary V. (Campbell) Ness. Ken worked at General Motors Service in parts operation, retiring after 25 1/2 years as District Manager in Northern Virginia. In his earlier years, he worked at the former A & P Grocery and at New Era Die Company in Red Lion; Jacobs Lumber Company in Windsor and was also the parts manager at the former Sterner Chevrolet, Inc. in Red Lion. He was a graduate of Red Lion High School Class of 1947 and continued his education attending the York Junior College and John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #649 Free & Accepted Mason in Red Lion where he earned his 50-year membership in June, 2013; Harrisburg Consistory Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; Zembo Temple Shrine in Harrisburg; American Legion Post #543 in Red Lion; Laurel Fire Company #1 in Windsor and Yoe Fire & Rescue in Yoe, where he was active with the fire police in both companies but he held the title of Lieutenant with the Yoe Fire Company; Pennsylvania Sherriff's Association; and a U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean War as SGT 1st Class. Survivors include a son, Kenneth L. Ness, Jr. (Maria) of Finksburg, Md.; a daughter, Donna J. (Ness) Straley (James) of Manchester, Md.; four grandchildren, Tina Straley Gentle (Lance), Kim Straley Freeland (Chuck), Suzanne Straley Goldstein (Marc) and Pamela Ness Meushaw (Steve), all of Maryland; six step grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four step children, Wanda Turner (Wayne), Diann Berger (Donald), Brenda McClanahan, all of Virginia, and Roger Dowdy (Debbie) of Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Ness Poff and Clara Ness Gilbert. Viewings will be held Monday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m., with Masonic Rites by the Red Lion Masonic Lodge #649 F & A M to begin at 7:45 p.m., and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. A Service of Honor and Praise for Ken will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Harold "Butch" Snyder of Emmanuel UM Church in Windsor will officiate. Burial will be in Freysville Zion UM Cemetery, with full military rites by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to: Red Lion Masonic Lodge #649 F&AM, 23 W. High St., Red Lion, PA 17356; or to Laurel Fire Company #1, 94 Schoolhouse Lane, Windsor, PA 17366; or to Yoe Fire Company, P.O. Box 249, Yoe, PA 17313. Ken and Betty married on August 10, 1985, celebrating 28 years together. He was a wonderful Father and Grandfather. Ken was a member of the Amateur Radio Club in Felton where he received many certificates for HAM Radio contacts over the years. He loved Hunting and Camping and he and Betty have camped in 48 of the 50 states over the years. He was an avid NASCAR Race Fan of Dale Earnhardt #3. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Online condolences may be offered at www.BurgFuneralHome.com