Kenneth E. Towers

April 06, 1957 ‒ March 14, 2020

Ostrander, Ohio

Kenneth E. Towers, age 62 of Ostrander, OH, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Columbus. He was born April 6, 1957 in Columbus to the late Edwin and Ruth (Griswold) Towers.

Left to cherish Ken’s memory are his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary Lynn Towers; daughters: Shannon (Brian) Johnson, and Heather (Brad) Jenkins; granddaughters: Julia and Allison Jenkins; sister, Elaine (Chuck) Thomas; brother, Joe (Dorothy) Towers; mother-in-law, Mary Ellen Trotter; sisters-in-law: Diane Champion, and Donna Trotter; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and many friends.

Ken was a fun-loving person by nature. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed telling jokes and stories. He was generally the life of the party. He was a good and loyal friend. Ken had been a self-employed contractor by trade, and most recently worked as a shop attendant for Emergency Plumbing Services. Ken enjoyed cars and boats of all kinds. He had an extensive collection of 1/24 scale of automobiles. Ken was an avid boater, who loved to get together with friends and family on his boats at Lake Cumberland. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Richard Trotter, and nephews: Bill Tritt, and Jason Cox.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH

Donations in Ken’s memory may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, or the American Cancer Society.

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  • So sorry to hear this sad news. He was always so happy and fun. His memories will carry on in your hearts.

  • I am so sorry for your loss! We will be lifting you all up in prayers during this difficult time!
    ~Jennifer L Staser

  • I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. Ken was the best! Loved his sense of humor and his zest for life. He sure was proud of his girls!! Prayers for comfort and peace. Dee mccoy

  • Such sad news. Sending love and condolences to your family. Ken was a fun living guy and cherished his family. Krista and Peter Richter

  • I will never forget my brother’s smile, his laughter, and the way he surrounded every member of the family in love. There will never be a day when he will not be remembered and missed. Elaine

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Ken completed work on our home. Everyday when he showed up he was happy and he always had something wonderful to say about his family. He was so proud of his daughters and he loved his wife. He will be missed. May loving memories of him wrap you in love and comfort.

  • We send our prayers to your entire family Mary Lynn. Ken was a great guy and always so friendly. He always had a smile for you. I really enjoyed the time I got to spend with him through the years, but wish it could have been more.

  • I am so sorry to hear the news. My condolences go out to you and your family Mary Lynn. Sending love and prayers to you and everyone God bless.

    Tina Stiles

  • Mary I am so sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. He was such a good man!! Dad and I thought the world of you both. Always enjoyed seeing you two. The memory of Ken that stands out the most in my mind is how much he loved and adored you. The love that you two shared is the type of love we all hope to find. Im sorry for you loss. Talk to you soon.

  • Sending love and prayers to you and your family. We will miss him so much.He is a great loss and will be missed so dearly by my son and his family. My grandkids loved going over to visit him and they would bring Tar (their dog). Ken loved them and the dog. Ken was such s great neighbor to my son’s family. Dave and I knew if they needed anything he would be there to help. I praise God for the great man Ken was. He will be sadly missed. Love Janine and Dave

  • So sorry to hear this . I only met him once but could tell what a zest for life he had . He talked about his family with such love and pride !!! God gained an angel !! Joyce Merrick RN Grady Memorial Hospital

  • Oh my goodness I did not know you were going through this. My heart breaks for you and your family, may you all find your peace in this time. 😞

  • Mary, so sorry to hear the news of your husband’s passing. Keeping you and your daughters in our prayers. Sue and Bill Hane

  • Ken and Paul will probably be getting in trouble already.
    Love you lots, Aunt Sue And Uncle Jim

  • Dear Mary Lynn,
    My heartfelt prayers for you and your family, so sorry for your loss. May the God of peace and comfort wrap you in His loving arms. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories.

  • We can not believe this so untimely and far too soon lose. Our condolences to Mary Lynn and all family of Ken’s. He was a good guy and loved the family so much. So sorry this happened and hope for peace to all.

  • Mary Lynn, it’s hard to put into words. One thing that was always present when you and Ken were around, was love. It was obvious to everyone how much you two loved each other. And the smell of his cheeseburgers. Every time I smell a cheeseburger on the grill at the lake, I think of Ken. For some reason, his cheeseburgers always smelled amazing. He will be missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mary may God bless you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers. May the wonderful life you shared provide you comfort.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss. God be with each of you during this difficult time.

  • Mary Lynn, Shannon, Heather and family:
    Ken’s free spirit was always so refreshing. My heart is with you. I am thankful for the memories I have with all of you. All My love, Juli.

  • Mary Lynn and family,
    I just recently told my daughter about the one couple I knew that were high school sweethearts and still are.
    Your devotion to One another is a true love story.
    I remember you and Kenny sharing with me about your high school years. How you were inseparable, and you and Kenny were always side by side.
    The extended Towers Family in North Dakota all so sad to hear of Kenny’s passing.
    He is a great husband,father,grandpa and freind to all who were lucky to have known him. Just so sad for all of The family. Such a good and kind man.
    With love and prayers.
    Kenneth Towers Family

  • .sorry for the loss of Kenny he was a great cousin.And always had kind heart for other people.he will be greatly you cuz

  • Mary Lynn: I was very saddened by Ken’s passing. It seemed to happen so quickly, but that is probably what he would want. I know what you are going through. Diana and I made it to our 38th anniversary, but you were lucky to go further. It’s interesting that I have a vivid memory of you at Diana’s visitation. You were genuinely upset and crying. That meant a lot to me. You will be very busy the next few weeks sharing memories of Ken. Then, the “new normal” and reality will set in. It will be very tough at first. If you need help from a relative, friends or a doctor, ask for it! I did and it helped me through the loss of Diana. Somewhere down the road if you need someone to talk to who also had a horrible loss, let me know. We can chat over a drink or bowl a few frames (you can easily beat me). You are still young and will be fine. Time and friends truly do heal. Bless Ken as well as you and your family.
    Mike Mechling

  • Shannon & Family,
    I had to smile to myself this morning as there was a strange banging noise in my basement & my first thought was “CALL KEN!” as he was always my rescue repair guy – a true “Johnny-on-the-spot.” He was taken way too soon but maybe there were some carpentry repairs needed in heaven that only he was able to do correctly. He always had a story to share & a grin from ear to ear. I am so thankful I had the chance to have him enter my life over the years.
    My deepest sympathies, thoughts & prayers.

  • Mary Lynn

    I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Ken very long and we definitely had our differences regarding our neighborhood. I still considered him a friend and hope he felt the same about me. I will miss him. He was a good person and I only wish I could have spent more time with him.

  • Mary, Heather and Shannon: What a great guy your dad/Ken was. He loved cracking jokes and best friend to all. He will truly be missed. He is with the angels. God Bless you all.

  • Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to you Mary, during this very difficult time. From HAWC Operations, Huntington

  • Mary,

    We wanted to pass along our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. We cannot begin to imagine what you must be going through. As one of your neighbors, we want to extend a hand, ear, and anything else you may think of that will help you and the family get through the roller coaster of emotions over the next several days, weeks, and months. Please do not hesitate to reach out. We will continue to pray for all the family. May God Bless!

    Brian and Janet Wolford

  • Mary Lynn and Family
    Dave and I would like to extend our condolences to all of you. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Ken was truly a Great guy and all the memories we have of him stopping by our house after he would get off work and ham it up with our family big time, and how our families visited back and forth . We always appreciated how Ken called it like he saw it as that our family so appreciated. We always appreciated how when you and Ken were around,it was obvious to everyone how much you two loved each other, and how much FUN you always seemed to have.
    We are so glad that he did not have to suffer any longer and is in a better place.
    May God Bless all of you.

  • Mary Lynn and family

    So sorry to hear about Ken. We had a lot of good times working together at P66. That seems long ago. One of the best men I ever knew. Thoughts and prayers.

  • I ‘m sure you’ve heard the term “only the good die young”; I believe it really applies in this case. Ken was one of the best guys around; you could tell he took great pride in his entire family and his work on a daily basis. He would do anything to help a friend or to offer his help to strangers. He was a man of faith and had deep beliefs. The world is a sadder place without his wit and wisdom. May the Lord wrap his arms around all of you and give you the peace you need during this time and bring you nothing but great memories of the Love you shared.

  • You have one of the most loving families we’ve ever seen. The video is a beautiful show of that love. Kenny was one of a kind and we had great memories, watching the lake pictures. Take care of each other.
    Dee and Baldwin

  • Mary Lynn

    So sorry to hear about Ken. We wanted to extend our thoughts and prayers. I didn’t even know he was sick. Ken was always happy and very fun to be around. Please take care.
    Allen and Gloria

  • Mary, i was so very sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. I never got to meet him, but from reading condolences, he was a wonderful man. Please know through the years i have thought of you and now i hold you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. Much love, Connie Hart