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1947 Charles 2023

Charles Kenneth "Kenny" Ralph

April 13, 1947 — May 30, 2023

Claremore

Charles Kenneth Ralph, the son of Charles M. and Ruby V. (White) Ralph was born April 13, 1947, in Pittsburg, KS.  Kenny passed away in his sleep on Tuesday May 30th, 2023, at the young age of 76 after a long fight with heart disease.


Kenny grew up in Pittsburg, KS graduating high school in 1965  and married the love of his life, Jennifer (Latta) Ralph on April 26th, 1968.  They had just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.  He then went on to graduate from Pittsburg State University in 1973.


He was a computer guru and loved to build computers from scratch and took great pride in his career choice as a Systems Analyst.  His first job out of college was at Page Milk Company in Coffeyville, KS.   They then moved the family to West Fork, AR and he spent time at Shakespeare Rod & Reels in Fayetteville, AR programming AS-400 systems.  Moving again in 1981 to Claremore, OK where Kenny worked at Allegheny Ludlum Steel.  In 2000, Kenny moved to MacSteel in Ft Smith, AR and worked until his retirement in 2011.


After retirement, they quickly came back to their children and built a home in Claremore.  Kenny enjoyed fishing, traveling, time with his dogs,  lunches with the Allegheny crew from time to time as well as fun with his Cardio Rehab friends.  He will be missed dearly by many.


He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Ralph of the Claremore home. His two daughters, Jenelle & Charley Abbott of Claremore, and Ronda & Justin Edwards of Owasso. Five grandchildren, Rachel & Dylan Brum of Moore, OK, Carly & Jordan Miller of Sugar Land, TX, Roxy, Zander & Ryder Davis of Owasso.  Brother and Sister-in-law Vivian (Latta) & Don Blaes, his best friend since childhood of Girard, KS.


Kenny had requested no funeral services and we are honoring his wishes.  A celebration of life party will be held at 320 on Main in Claremore on July 16th from 2-4 pm for all friends and family to celebrate Kenny and all the wonderful memories we had with him! 

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