Kenneth Wayne Giles was born on Sept. 7, 1936, to Ival Giles and Mary (Duerson) Giles in McFall, Mo., Gentry County.
He attended grade school and high school in McFall.  He then attended Missouri University and graduated with a degree in Geology.   
Ken worked for various insurance companies in Kansas City, including AAA and American Family.   While working at AAA he met his wife, Mary Ann Gude.  They were united in marriage in 1972 in Miami, Okla.
The just celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary this July.  
He also worked at American Family Insurance Company for 30 years before retiring.  Ken and Mary Ann resided at Lake Lotawana for over 40 years.  
They had many wonderful years at the Lake before moving back to Iowa at Mary Ann’s family farm in Hamburg.
Ken had two airplanes and had both his pilots and A&P (aircraft maintenance) licenses.  He enjoyed flying and working on his cars.  
He especially enjoyed going to the casino and working in the garden growing his cantaloupes and watermelons.
Ken passed away Aug. 16, 2019.  He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Mary Ann Giles, his niece and nephew Colleen Pelser and Brian Lutz of Baltimore, M.D., and a cousin Carolyn Gordon of Nevada, Mo.
 He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Keith Giles.
A Graveside Service was to be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at McFall Cemetery in McFall, Mo.
Memorials may be given to the Hamburg Rescue Squad.
Remembrances may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes.com.
Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg is in charge of the arrangements.