Kenneth D. Muse

April 20, 2020

Kenneth D. Muse, 57, of rural Frankfort, died April 20, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 20, 1962 in Indianapolis to Fred & Bobbie Sue (Knipp) Muse.  He married D. Kay Stanifer on May 22, 1993 and she survives.

Kenneth was a supervisor for Subaru of Indiana for over 30 years.  He had lived in Indianapolis, Lafayette and has lived in Frankfort since 1997.  He was a member of the Old Oxford Baptist Church.  He enjoyed working, hunting, gardening, fishing, yard work, playing guitar, singing for the church, riding his motorcycle, loved big four-wheel drive trucks, grilling out and spending time with family and friends.  He was a very lovable charismatic person, and a wonderful person and friend.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will be at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Humane Society.

Survived by:

Mother: Bobbie S. Muse of Jeffersonville, Wife: Doris K. Muse of rural Frankfort, Son: Kenneth Adam (Ty) Muse of Indianapolis, 3 Step-Sons: Cary M. (Danielle) Denham of Frankfort, Jason M. Denham of Dayton, Brandon M. Denham of Lafayette, 2 Brothers: Fred J. (Carolyn ‘CJ’) Muse of Oklahoma City, OK, Robert D. (Lynne) Muse of Marysville, IN, 2 Sisters: Rebecca (Ron) Worley of Indianapolis, Margie K. (Greg) Hackler of Indianapolis, 3 Grandchildren: Kali P. Denham of Frankfort, Emmett Muse of Indianapolis and Zachariah B. Coors of Lafayette as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Muse and brother, Carl Wayne Muse.


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87 Condolences for “Kenneth D. Muse”

  1. Jeremy Everett April 21, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Kenny is really gonna be missed, not only inside SIA but outside it too. He was a great guy and a great supervisor. Loved him and looked up to him like a father figure. Always loved seeing him, we had a running joke every time I saw him I’d start acting like I was smelling something and say man something smells good and then I’d be like, oh man look there’s Kenny! Lol…Rest in Peace Bud.. love ya and see ya when I get there. Until then enjoy riding that Harley in the sky!!!

  2. Valerie Cox April 21, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss. So many people will always love Kenny.

  3. Vance Lashley April 21, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Kenny was a wonderful man with a great heart. He will be missed so much by many of us at SIA.

  4. Joylynn S Butler April 21, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    To the family of Kenny, my sincere condolences on the loss of such a wonderful spirit. Kay, I wish that I could give you the biggest hug. Love and prayers to all of you.

  5. Linda Leap April 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Sis, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved Kenny. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you!

  6. Donna Montgomery April 21, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Kay, I’m sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Marty Utley April 21, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Kay. I am so very sorry. We will all miss Kenny. I saw him at Meijers awhile back and I thought he looked great. Then he told me the sad news. I got all teary eyed and he said don’t cry Marty…it’s OK I’m going to beat this. He was so darn strong and upbeat, but most importantly he said I have grown to know the Lord. Oh did that make me cry again. I am so thankful that I knew Kenny and you. You are a doll and I miss seeing you. Hope I get to see you sometime like I did Kenny. I told him, that I hoped to see him again. Fly high Kenny and we will meet again. God bless, Marty Utley

  8. Jerry Barton April 21, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Kenny was a great boss and friend. He will be missed dearly.
    Praying for you and your family

  9. Wendy Ruth April 21, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Sending (((hugs))) to you Kay. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  10. Kelli Hinton Mulligan April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family.

  11. Barb Sigler April 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Kay, I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and great friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  12. Marie saylor April 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Kenny was a great guy. I enjoyed my time working with him, sorry for your loss.

  13. Cinderella April 21, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    I will miss your laugh and your teasing. I will miss trying to beat you at pictionary. I will miss sitting around the Christmas table with you, grilling out in the summer and listening to you play your guitar. I will miss your smiling face and beautiful voice, watching the joy you had playing with your dogs. Mostly I will miss you being here with us. The best brother I could have asked for. I will truly miss your loving heart. Mine will never be the same. Go with God my brother. Rest in peace until we meet again.

  14. Shateeka Allen April 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. Kenny was an amazing man. He’ll be greatly missed at work. He was a great Group Leader.

  15. Teleena Kelly April 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Kay, so sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Richard Gray April 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    I’m sorry for your loss. Kenny was a awesome guy. We met about 15 years ago and he always was willing to help me with whatever problem came up.
    I was at Unity a few months ago and bumped into Kenny. We talked about why I was there and he gave me comfort and encouraged me to fight. His words of encouragement has me looking forward to each day and staying strong to fight.

    Thank You Kenny, you were a great friend.
    Prayers for the family

  17. Ross Indelicato April 21, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    I only knew Kenny from my short tenure at SIA and always enjoyed working with him. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  18. Susan Fortner April 21, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Family, Kenny will be missed in our hearts from paint shop and all of Sia! He was my group leader a few times in bumper shop. He was a feel good person and always treated you like a friend!

  19. Pam April 21, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    My deepest condolences for the family.

  20. Denise McCord April 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Kenny was a great guy to not only work with but just to talk too. You will be greatly missed!

  21. George Leap IV April 21, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Kenny will forever be remembered and missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love George and Rhonda.

  22. Tonya Muse April 21, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Uncle Kenny will be missed dearly….Love to All The Muse Family

  23. Cheryl martin April 21, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    I’m so sorry. I worked with him at SIA. He was a good man. He will be missed.

  24. Brett@Julie Hipsher April 21, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences, Kay. Prayers to you and your family.

  25. Linda April 21, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    I Love you Sis. I’m so sorry you lost the love of your life.

  26. Robby Muse April 21, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    I love you all and I’m sorry about Uncle Kenny passing away. He’s with dad and grandpa now! Love always and forever from Robby, Kent, and Noah Muse.

  27. Shelia Hendrix April 21, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Uncle Kenny, you were such a great person! You and dad were so much alike! I can see y’all now in heaven with those huge smiles! Love and prayers until me meet again.

    • Tracie April 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm

      I will miss you Kenny. I will always remember your smile and laugh. Love you and Aunt Kay.

  28. Holly Corwin April 21, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Beautiful Kay, I have no words that will take away your pain please know, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your precious husband. I know the greatest gift I can give to you and the kids is prayer. I am and will continue to pray and ask father God to wrap his loving arms around you and the kids. I pray he guides you, lifts you up. May he bless your hearts with joy everlasting as you focus on his word and precious memories. Lots of Love, Hugs, prayers and blessings your way.

  29. Bill Chapple April 22, 2020 at 5:50 am

    Worked with Kenny on the Pilot Team. Always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed.

  30. Teresa April 22, 2020 at 7:27 am

    I am sending prayers for Kenny’s family. He was a good team leader , group leader and friend for over twenty years at Subaru. He was well respected and liked by all. Hold the memories close and know that God is in control and there for each of you. Always he will be in your heart. Prayers and peace to all.

  31. Robin Pettery April 22, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Brother Kenny You will surely be missed. I am so glad that I had the opportunity of meeting you and becoming a sister to you through god. You were a great person and I really enjoyed your singing and playing the guitar at church. I’m sending lots of hugs and prayers to the family. But now my brother I know you are with Jesus and no more pain and suffering and are in a beautiful place. Until we meet again.

  32. Donna Churchwell April 22, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Kay I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kenny was such a mild, friendly person and loved by so many at SIA. He will be greatly missed. My hugs and prayers are going out to you and your family at this most difficult time.

  33. Johanna Duran April 22, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to Kenny’s family. He was a great guy and will be missed very much! Prayers and thoughts.

  34. Susie Rhine April 22, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    So sorry for the family’s loss. I knew Kenny from SIA. Worked with him for many years! He will be missed by many. He is in pain no more and resting I the arms of Jesus! Well done good and faithful servant!

  35. Mike Jankowicz April 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    It was a pleasure to get to know Kenny while working at Subaru. He was such a calm and easy-going person who was fun to be around. He will be greatly missed.

  36. Rick Geller April 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your family! Ken was a great man who I had the pleasure of working with for many years! He was respected and loved by many! Although we will all miss him, please know that Ken touched so many lives of the people that he worked with day in and day out but he always treasured his family’s love the most! Be proud of the man for his many virtues and hold those memories above all. I am truly sorry!

  37. Don Waldron April 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Prayers are with you and your family Kenny. I’m very sorry for your loss, Kenny was great individual and it was a privilege to have known and work with him. He’s made a lasting impression on everyone that he has met and will be missed by us all

  38. Becky Larson April 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    I’m so very sorry to hear about Kenny. What a wonderful person to work with. I will always remember his smile. May you feel Gods comfort at this time.

  39. Angela Russell April 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs your way. We miss you.

    Take care

  40. Joanne April 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    So very saddened to hear this. My condolences to the family.

  41. Laura April 22, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    So sorry about your loss. You and the whole family. He always had a friendly smile and joke when I’d see him at Subaru. Love you all and you’re in my thoughts

  42. Eliza Rees April 22, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    I am so dearly sorry for your loss. I know this time is not easy for you and with that being said I pray that God will guide you through in this time of need. There is a lovely poem that reads…
    “One night I dreamed a dream.
    As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
    Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
    For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
    One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
    After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
    I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
    I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
    especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
    there was only one set of footprints.
    This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
    “Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
    You’d walk with me all the way.
    But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
    there was only one set of footprints.
    I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”
    He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
    Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
    When you saw only one set of footprints,
    It was then that I carried you.”
    I lost a loved one a few years back and this poem stuck with me during that time and gave me comfort. I hope you also can find comfort in it.. Keep your head up

  43. Paul Carter April 22, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Although I only spent a short time working with Kenny, I found him to a very warm and friendly man and obviously someone who’s presence will be missed greatly at SIA. Fair winds and following seas my friend!

  44. Deb Hiatt April 22, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of this. Kenny was my 1st GL when I came to paint & was a heck of a good guy.
    Rip Kenny. You will be missed.

  45. Rich and Kay Hubbard April 22, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    The Hubbard Family sends heartfelt condolences to the Muse Family. We are praying for y’all in this time of mourning. Kenny was always a good person to me, always willing to help. My memories of him will always be fond.

  46. Brad Keller April 22, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Thoughts & prayers to the Muse family. I was lucky to be friends & work with Kenny for 30 years at SIA. Always a smile on his face and a joy to be around.

  47. Tom Gibson April 22, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. This hits hard as I always enjoyed seeing Kenny at SIA. No matter how the day was going we could always make each other laugh. Kenny could definitely lighten the mood in any room and do many people enjoyed his company. I hope you have found your peace my friend.

  48. Jeanne Bradley April 22, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    I worked with Kenny for 9 years while I was at SIA. He was truly a genuine person and always willing to assist and teach. He was respected by several. So sorry for your loss and my God be with his family during this difficult time. RIP Kenny… Fly high my friend.

  49. Sandra Huckleberry April 22, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Kay and family, I am so sorry for your great loss of such a wonderful man. I have no words to express my sympathies. I can only offer you blessings for strength, love in memories, and peace for your soul. God bless you all in these coming days. Much Love,
    Sandra Huckleberry

  50. Anita Lothridge April 22, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Brother Kenny. I was so blessed to have known you and you will be missed. I will miss your singing, playing the guitar, and the sermons you started giving. Now you can soar like an eagle and I know you will be watching over Kay and the family. I was happy to call you my brother and be your sister in Christ. You are with the Lord and you aren’t in any more pain and you are in a beautiful place, sending hugs and prayers to Kay and the family, I am truly sorry for your loss.

  51. Lance Cornell April 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Worked with Kenny, he was a good man & good boss. So sorry for his family’s loss.

  52. Jamie Wimberly April 22, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Kay and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. I know he was cherished by many and I know your love for him is deep and eternal. I will say a prayer and keep you all in my thoughts. Love and hugs from Wisconsin.

  53. Ronnie and Becky April 22, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you Kenny for your love, your humor, and your stories. We love you!

  54. Margie K. and Greggie April 22, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Kenny you are so special, so amazing, and you will always be part of our hearts. Love you forever.

  55. Jason April 22, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I can’t wait to rejoice together one day. Love Jason

  56. Daniel Worley April 22, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    I am going to miss you Uncle Kenny. I will miss seeing you smile and hearing you laugh. I have never known such a hard worker. God is lucky to have you. Isaiah 41:13

  57. Rodney Wilson April 22, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I had the privilege of knowing and working with Kenny for many years while in Paint Shop. He was a great supervisor and we shared many laughs. He was a well known figure of the Paint Shop family. He will be so sadly missed.

  58. Peggy Goldenberg April 22, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    We are so sad to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers are with all the family. Rest In Peace, Kenny.

  59. Becky Fellmy April 22, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kenny was one of the first persons I worked with at SIA. I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing and working with him for many years. I always enjoyed his laugh and sense of humor. I have so many great memories. He will be missed.

  60. Kevin April 22, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Love you Aunt Kay! So sorry for your loss, Kenny will be missed.

  61. Laura Gordon April 22, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Kay and family,

    Kenny is one of my favorite people in the world. He has the biggest heart and is so kind. He always spoke so highly of his family and loves to share stories that always made me laugh. I will miss him forever, and my heart goes out to you. You are not alone in this loss.

  62. Eric & Jamie Kressley April 22, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you! We are sorry for your loss! Kenny was a great man! Such a genuine man. Love and hugs to all of you.

  63. Barry Koch April 22, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    Kenny always had a smile and always had a kind word no matter what. He was my GL at SIA on a few different groups. If you didn’t know Kenny or had the opportunity to get to know him well what a unique human being. He would tell me “I got this” God bless. Rest In Peace my brother.

  64. Jerry Wolf April 22, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Kay and family, very sorry for your loss. Kenny was a great person and I enjoyed many years working with him. My prayers for you during this time.

  65. Ricky & Karen Sturgis April 22, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Our condolences and prayers to the family. We are going to miss seeing Kenny and having those conversation about most any topic that comes up, especially hunting and fishing. Always had a smile to respond back with. Great co-worker and pleasure to work with (off and on) for approximately 26 years.

  66. Christine Roberts April 23, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Kenny, you will be missed. My condolence goes to your family.

  67. Brenda April 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Kay, my love and prayers go out to you and Jay.

  68. Travis Tiede April 23, 2020 at 8:40 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, charismatic and gentle human being. His love for life was infectious and touched many of hearts. I will miss his time here on earth but will never forget his gift of insightful conversations. May you live on in our hearts Kenny.

  69. Jan P Johnson April 23, 2020 at 8:49 am

    So sorry for your loss. Peace to you.

  70. Mindy Anderson April 23, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Kay, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time.

  71. Jan Gebhard April 23, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Kay and family, Tab and I are just heart sick! Kenny had become family to us the past several years as he hunted our land. He was always so appreciative of getting a deer that he could in turn share with his son! He will be sorely missed, we truly loved him and will continue prayers for Kenny and his family!!

  72. Terri (Martin) Dean April 23, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish your memories. I’m thankful you found him and enjoyed life with him. You will be in my prayers. Love you Kay.

  73. Roy Rich April 23, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Kenny will be missed. He always had a smile. He was my Group leader several times and I enjoyed talking to him. He was always good to everyone. The Family is in my prayers.

  74. Elaina Jacot April 23, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    So sad to hear about this! Kenny was one of the nicest and caring people you could know! I’ve known him for over 20 yrs and had him as a group leader off and on over those yrs. Prayers for comfort to the family and friends are being prayed.

  75. Brent Langley April 23, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Kenny was one of the best. Always upbeat and willing to help someone out. I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to work with, and learn from such a man. You will be missed my friend…

  76. Janet susie Allred April 23, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    The Stanifer family here in Tennessee have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, we love you all.

  77. Terry and Ledra Holen April 23, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Kenny’s family. Rest in peace my brother!

  78. Cheryl Jonker April 23, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Kay, I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Losing someone is so hard but hold those memories of Kenny in your heart forever. Miss you!

  79. Brandon Denham April 24, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Love and miss you Kenny

  80. Jan Wilson and Family April 27, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    So sorry. It was a beautiful service. Thanks for letting us be a part of it from home

  81. Zach Coors April 27, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    It was a beautiful service. I love you all. He was an amazing man that will be missed so much

  82. Barry E Montgomery April 29, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Kay, prayers for you and your family. I will always remember Kenny and you with love in my heart! He definitely is a good soul.

  83. Your best friend and wife, Kay April 30, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Kenny you are the best of us. Such an amazing husband and friend. I can’t even believe that I will never hear that beautiful voice of yours again. Not sure what I’m suppose to do now without you. You had so much love for all of us, even on our worst days you were always there to lighten our hearts. This doesn’t seem real to me and the puppies keep looking for you. My heart is broken and I don’t think that it can ever be mended. The love we have for each other will never die and you will always be with me. I love you, always will.

  84. Kevin D. Boone May 23, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Kay, my deepest condolence in your loss of Kenny. I was at a loss when I heard he had passed. Kenny was a good man and always had a smile on his face. We are continually praying for you and your family. The Bible says, “Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” Always remember, Those we love do not go away, they walk beside us every day; unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
    Look up, God always sends us the help that we need.

  85. Cinderella April 11, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I will miss your laugh and your teasing. I will miss trying to beat you at Pictionary. I will miss sitting around the Christmas table with you, grilling out in the summer and listening to you play your guitar. I will miss your smiling face and beautiful voice, watching the joy you had playing with your dogs. Mostly I will miss you being here with us. The best brother I could have asked for. I will truly miss your loving heart. Mine will never be the same. Go with God my brother. Rest in peace until we meet again.

  86. Cinderella Shockey April 11, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    I miss you brother. I miss your laughter so much!
    Love, your sis

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