Edward “Ed” Eugene Nightengale was born on May 4, 1950 to Bonnie (Key) Nightengale and Eldin Nightengale in Neodesha, Kansas. He graduated from Fredonia High School in Kansas in May 1968. Ed proudly served in the United States Navy. On August 1, 1970, he married Sharon Rowe in Fredonia. They lived and raised their family in Fredonia, KS. Ed worked at Kansas Bank Note as a pressman for the printing company for 41 years. He also served as the Union Steward for the print shop.
After retiring from Bank Note, Ed and Sharon moved to Branson. Ed became the president and served on the board of their subdivision’s Property Owners Association for six years. He was also a member of First Baptist Church in Branson. He loved working in his yard, doing woodworking, traveling and spending time with his family. His grandchildren were the joy of his life.
Ed passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the age of 68.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldin and Bonnie Nightengale; his sister, Judy Nightengale Kettleman as well as his in-laws, Warren & Mildred Rowe.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Amy (Mike) Lassley of Watertown, South Dakota and Stacy (Kent) Walker of Ft. Scott, Kansas. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jena, Payton, Emma, Melody, Seth, Silas and Sophia Lassley and Kendryc, Alyssa and Ava Walker along with one sister, Belinda (Ronnie) Bryant of Fredonia, Kansas and numerous other relatives.
Donations may be made in Ed’s memory to First Baptist Church in Branson, 400 S. Sunshine St, Branson, MO 65616 or the Fredonia Class of 1968 Reunion Fund, c/o Lewis Bambick, 136 S. 5th, Fredonia, KS.
Visitation will be Thursday evening, September 13 from 6:00 – 7:30 P.M. in Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Funeral services will be Friday, September 14, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home with Rev. Mike Lassley and Pastor Waylon Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson.