Kenneth Cosens Sr., 79

NOV. 16, 1931-JUNE 27, 2011

June 28, 2011
  • Kenneth Cosens Sr.
Kenneth Cosens Sr.

Kenneth Cosens Sr., 79, of Hagerstown, Md., died on Monday, June 27, 2011.

Born on Nov. 16, 1931, he was the son of the late Charles Howard and Jane Corrine (Muck) Cosens.

His wife, Frances Irene (Lefever) Cosens, preceded him in death in 1994.

Mr. Cosens was employed as a service repairman for over 40 years with Montgomery Ward, retiring in 1992.

He was a member of the Improved Order of Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84, in Williamsport, Md., and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 694, in Hagerstown.

Kenneth was a thoroughbred horse trainer and owner at the old Hagerstown Fairgrounds and at Charles Town.

He is survived by his children, Karen C. and her husband, Dennis Talbert, and Kenneth Cosens Jr. and his wife, Linette, all of Boonsboro, Md.; three sisters, Georgina Cosens and Priscilla Shingleton, both of Virginia, and Kathy Blickenstaff of Hagerstown; one brother, Reginald Cosens of Hagerstown; two grandchildren, Michelle Talbert-Smith and her husband, Todd, and Denny Talbert and his wife, Christine, all of Hagerstown; three great-grandchildren, Tori, Ryan and Kayla Talbert; his beloved feline companion, Queen Elizabeth, and grandkitty, Raven.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard “Dick” Cosens and Charles “Tim” Cosens Jr.

A graveside funeral ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011, at Mount Lena United Methodist Church Cemetery, 21234 Mount Lena Road, in Boonsboro. The Rev. Ray Dudley will officiate.

Family and friends will gather for fellowship at Mount Lena United Methodist Church immediately following the service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home in Boonsboro, and expressions may be offered to the family at

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