Kenneth Lynn Bayha (1916-2007)

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Kenneth Lynn Bayha
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Greenwood Cemetery
Born: 13 Feb 1916 Bliss Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Died: 2 Jun 2007 Bear Creek Twp., Michigan
Father: Frank Conrad Bayha
Mother: Blanche Kittie Shorter
Siblings: Vera Grace Bayha
Lester Earle Bayha
Fern Violet Bayha
Lydia Emma Bayha
Otto Carl Bayha
Leon Robert Bayha
Kenneth Lynn Bayha
Spouse: (1) Isabel B. Overholt
Married: 1937 Angola, Indiana
Children: Lonn K. Bayha
Arlene K. Bayha
Spouse: (2) Ruth E. Cooper
Married: 20 Apr 1985 Emmet County, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, June 4, 2007:

Kenneth L. Bayha, 91

Kenneth L. Bayha, 91, of Petoskey, died June 2, 2007, at Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

Funeral services for Ken will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at Stone Funeral Home, the Rev. David Behling will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Ken was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Bliss Township. The son of Frank C. and Blanche (Shorter) Bayha.

He graduated from Pellston High School, Argubright in Battle Creek and Stonier Graduate College of Banking, Rutgers University.

In 1937 Ken married Isabel Overholt and she preceded him in death in 1983. He then married Ruth Cooper Shorter in 1985 and she died in January 2007.

Ken spent his entire career in banking, five years in Battle Creek and 40 years at State Bank and Trust Company in Petoskey. He retired in 1979.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey Rotary Club, Petoskey Bay-View Country Club and Petoskey and Sarasota Elks Clubs. He was active in community and banking activities before his retirement. He loved to fish, hunt, boat, read and maintain his home.

Ken is survived by his son Lonn Bayha, and daughter Arlene (Gerald) Festerling. He is also survived by five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to contribute in memory of Ken may make contributions to the charity of their choice. Envelopes will be available at Stone Funeral Home where friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Bayha, Kenneth L. & Shorter, Ruth E.
Date of Marriage: 4/20/1985
Liber: 1985
Folio: 37
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 5 Jan 1976, Obituary: Mallory, Elsie Clara Bayha
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 23 Sep 1996, Obituary: Bayha, Leon Robert
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
BAYHA, Kenneth L.
Date of Death: 6/2/2007
Liber: 2007
Folio: 171
Place of Death: Bear Creek Twp.
Bayha, Kenneth Lynn
Age: 91
Born: 2/13/1916
Died: 6/2/2007
Burial: 6/6/2007
Cemetery: Greenwood, Petoskey
Obituary: on file - PNR 06/04/2007
Section: J
Block: 151
Lot: 25