Glen Ray Wilkey, 59, of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 23, 2004, in Marble Hill, Mo., in a farming accident. Born June 12, 1944, in Hornersville, son of Blanche Vernor Wilkey of Manila, and the late Charles H. Wilkey. He was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where he has lived since 1972.
He grew up in Manila, graduating from Manila High School in 1963. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Crowley's Ridge College in Paragould in 1967 and a B.S. degree in 1971 from Arkansas State University. He was employed at AECI New Madrid Power Plant where he worked as a results engineer.
On May 9, 1989, he married Kathy Frankum Kiefer; she survives of the home.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Sally Koch of Sikeston; five brothers, Nick Wilkey of Hot Springs, Wendell Wilkey of Blytheville, Leonard Whitehead and Junior Whitehead of Manila, and Marvin Whitehead of Michigan; eight sisters, Glenda Johnson, Linda Brewer, Bertha McCormick, Mary Kiss, Marie Gamble and Gerline McDowell of Manila, Barbara Warren of Potosi, Mo., and Earline Hicks of Kentucky; and two grandchildren, Kurstin Koch and Simon Koch of Sikeston.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Polly Burrows and Nelly Stone.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Pat Hogan, minister of Shady Acres Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery at Sikeston.