Kenneth was a life-long farmer. Work was not a chore for him, but rather a gift of life and enjoyment. He was a member of New Hope Methodist Church and later a member of Second Baptist Church in Auburn, serving as Deacon. He was a 1946 graduate of Moravia Central School, a member of Gideon’s International, the New Hope Fire Department, New York Farm Bureau, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County.
Kenneth was predeceased in 2006 by his wife, Janet. They shared 53 wonderful years together running the farm, raising their children, being neighborly. He was also, predeceased by two sons, Richard and John, grandson Brent, great grandsons Benjamin, Braidyn and Jacob Badman, and great granddaughter Mckenzie White.
Kenneth is survived by his sister Ruth Dann, sons Allan (Deborah) Badman and David (Sheila) Badman of New Hope, Thomas (Sandra) Badman of Sempronius, and daughter Joyce (Andrew) White of Auburn, 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Second Baptist Church, 1 N. Herman Avenue, Auburn, NY. Services will be held at 12:00 noon following calling hours. At the conclusion of services Kenneth will be escorted to his home town to be laid to rest by his wife’s side at New Hope Cemetery, New Hope, NY.
Contributions may be made to New Hope Fire Department or a charity of your choice.