ARCADIA, Fla. -- Kenneth Richard Alvord, 81, of Arcadia, Fla., and Archbold, Ohio, passed away November 27, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Ken was born June 25, 1933, in Chappell, Neb., the son of Clarence and Vesta Alvord. He moved to Ohio and married Clara Ann (Miller) Frey on June 18, 1952, and she survives. They made their home in Liberty Center until a few years ago. Recently, Ken and Clara spent their summers in Archbold, Ohio, and winters in Arcadia, Fla.
Ken is survived by six children, Clarence "Al" (Sharon) of Arcadia, Fla., Richard (Diane) of Napoleon, David (Nina) of Liberty Center, Cherie (David) Mercer of Wauseon, Jaynie (Tom) Gilgenbach of Archbold, and Laurie Ricker of Bryan; two sisters, Patty Kintz of Ogalla, Neb., and Garnet Roth of Republic, Mo.; sister-in-law, Yvonne Alvord of Sumter, Wash.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence "Buzz" Alvord; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.