Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Kenneth H. Place, Jr.

Kenneth H. Place, Jr., age 78, of Shelby, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Mansfield Med Central Hospital following a brief illness.

Ken was born January 2, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio to the union of Kenneth, Sr. and Helen (Barteszwski) Place. He was a graduate of Shelby Senior High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by both parents.

Ken was an avid car collector, fisherman & motorcycle enthusiast. He could often be found buffing and waxing his cars, motorcycle or boat during his spare time. Ken was a tried and true family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A friend to everyone, he could always be counted on to help anyone out should the occasion call for it. He will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to call him husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend.

Ken is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Nancy (Williams) Place of Shelby; 4 children: Rene (Edward) Perry of Shelby, Robert Place of CA, Darren (Aubrey) Place of Shelby, and Daniel Place (Kim Johnson) of Ashland; 6 grandchildren: Heather (Joseph) Romero of WA, Isaac (Moriah) Perry of Greenwich, Riley & Cruize Place of Shelby, Samantha & Natalie Place of CA, Cameron Place of Ashland and Kailey Place of AZ; 3 great-grandchildren: Alyssa Romero of WA, Cheyanne & Maya Perry of Greenwich; and 2 brothers: Donald (Joan) Place of Mansfield and Jerry Place of TN.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Dan & Nancy Lykins says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with this family….so sorry for your loss.

  2. Denise Parks says:

    My thought and prayers go out to the entire Place family. I am so sorry for your loss. xoxoxo

  3. Peggy Whitehouse says:

    I appreciated knowing Ken. He was a humble, gentle, friendly man. The last time I saw him he was playing football with Cruize and Riley and I’m sure he did not really feel like it, but that was they way he was. I know he will be missed but there will be many wonderful memories to keep him alive in your hearts.

  4. Mindy Utz says:

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  5. Scott Yonally says:


    My deepest sorrows.. I loved Kenny so much. He was, and still is, the best friend that I ever had.. I will keep his memory alive in my heart for ever..


    Scott & Janie Yonally

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