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Kenneth Eugene Guvernator

Kenneth Eugene Guvernator, 83, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at home in Quitman.

Ken was born in St. Louis, Missouri on September 29, 1935 to Karl and Helen (Hohnstrater) Guvernator. He was raised in St. Louis and served his country proudly in the United States Army. On February 1, 1969 he married the love of his life, Donna Roberts Guvernator. In 1989, they moved to Grapevine, TX where they owned a Whirlpool appliance business.

Upon retirement 12 years ago, Ken and Donna moved to Quitman and became members of First United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Jon.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Donna Guvernator; one son, Mark Guvernator and wife Whitney of Lucas, TX; two daughters, Audrey Abram and husband Art of Wentzville, MO, and Michele ("Miki") Force and husband Michael of Evergreen, CO; one brother, Carl James of Grapevine, TX; two sisters, Evelyn Muenks of St. Peters, MO, and Ruth Obermark of Sand Springs, OK; 6 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, and 2 great grandsons.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 2pm in J.O.Y. Hall at First United Methodist Church in Quitman.

Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church
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  • 406 Lane Street
    Quitman, Texas 75783
  • Service will begin at 2:00 PM in J.O.Y. Hall.

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Dale and I are neighbors, and I don't think I personally had the pleasure to meet either of you yet, but know that we are thinking of you , Donna, and your loving family and praying you all find the comfort and peace you deserve. Its hard to lose good neighbors. Dale helped Ken just before your last camp trip. In Gods name, I wish you peace.

Dale and Jennie Thompson Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thought to you. Maxine🙏🙏🥰

Maxine Boston Apr 3 2019 12:00 AM

Donna, Miki, Mark, Audrey, and families, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Your Cousin, Nancy Jane Stapp McCurdy

Nancy Jane Stapp McCurdy Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, may God be with you and comfort all your family.

Tom & Sandy Hayes Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Ken and Donna recently joined our RV Club and each month we got to know Ken more. Although quiet, he had a lovely sense of humor. We will miss Ken and send prayers of comfort to Donna and their family.

Karen King Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

Mark and family, You are all in our prayers as you mourn the loss of Ken. Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Tom and Suzi Griffin Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM

I am so thankful that I had a camping weekend with Ken and Donna just 2 weeks ago. Having just met them a few months ago, I found, that weekend, that Ken had the sweetest smile and it reflected a gentle but mighty man. Already, I will miss him greatly and am so thankful God gave me a short time to remember. I will think of him every time I work a jigsaw puzzle or play Rummy Cube. (or see green socks! Ha!Ha!) Donna, we love you dearly and you and your family will be in my prayers both now and in the days ahead! "I thank my God upon every remembrance of you." Ph. 1:3 Rev. 21:4

Donna Burk Apr 1 2019 12:00 AM