77, Navy vet served in the Korean War; managed several lake-area marinas



77, Navy vet served in the Korean War; managed several lake-area marinas


Kenneth Lowell Gorman, son of Kenneth Herbert and Ola Mabel Thurman Gorman, was born June 17, 1932, near Charity, Mo. 
He departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in St. Louis, at the age of 77 years, 4 months, and 4 days.
On June 21, 1958, he was united in marriage to Ann Marie Andersen, and to this union one daughter and one son were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Ranselere, Don Arthur, and Robert Lee Gorman.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann; a brother, Billy Joe Gorman (Rose); a son, Kenneth Allen Gorman (Gina); a daughter, Debra Ann Haikal (Dr. Maged Haikal); grandchildren, Amanda Joy Garner, Justin Allen Gorman (Jill); Danielle Marie Haikal, Celine Jeannettte Haikal, Jana Josephine Haikal; great-grandchild, Casey Nicole Gorman; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
He was born and raised in the Charity community and graduated from Conway High School. He served his country faithfully in the United States Navy during the Korean War. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he returned to the Lebanon, Mo., area and he and Ann were soon married.  They lived in Lebanon for several years and Kenneth worked in the tool and die business.
They made their home in Lee’s Summit for a short time before moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, where they lived for more than 20 years.  Kenneth worked as a manager of several marinas during this time. In 1999, he and Ann moved to Chesterfield, Mo., and enjoyed their retirement years.
Kenneth followed the Christian faith throughout his life and was a member of Southern Heights Christian Church while he lived in Lebanon, then Phillipsburg Christian Church, and later West County Christian Church in St. Louis.  He had served as a Bible school teacher and as an elder.
In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors where his favorite activities were hunting and fly fishing. He also was a master wood carver and did beautiful carvings, particularly of Indian busts, and belonged to the Wood Carvers Association. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Kenneth was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he made for his family and friends.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, with Dr. Kevin Braswell and Mr. Roger Tribble officiating.  A visitation will immediately follow the services in the funeral home.
Memorial donations to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch or St. Luke’s Cardiac Care Unit may be made through Holman-Howe Funeral Home, P. O. Box 28, Lebanon, MO 65536.