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Kenneth Louis Powell

December 22, 1934 December 15, 2018
Kenneth Louis Powell
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PEORIA—Kenneth Louis Powell, 83, of Peoria, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Kenneth was born December 22, 1934 in Peoria to Louis and Bonita Ford Powell. He married Marilyn L. Pettit.

Surviving are two daughters, Cherie (Walter) Dunbar of Glasford, Lorie (Paul) Smith of East Peoria, whom he loved to no end. He had three grandchildren, Christopher Dunbar, Megan (Brock) Behme, Bradley (Danielle) Smith and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Rolland Powell and one sister, Patty Pickering.

Kenneth graduated from Peoria High School and attended Moody Bible College for 2 years.

He worked for his father at Powell Printing Press, which is now the Welcome Center on the riverfront in downtown Peoria.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Army for three years as an offset pressman.

He enjoyed swimming at the YMCA and kayaking with the Mackinaw Kayak Club. He was a licensed private pilot.

His greatest joy was singing with his family and loving his grandchildren.

He was a member of Days of Grace Fellowship in Morton.

The family would like to thank the staff at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for their kindness and care during Ken’s stay.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 21, 2018 at The Wilton Mortuary with Pastor Randy Hall officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery with military rites conducted by the U.S. Army and American Legion Peoria Post 2.

Memorials may be made to Days of Grace Fellowship.


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Visitation

Thursday

20

Dec

5:00 PM 12/20/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/20/2018 7:00:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Service

Friday

21

Dec

11:00 AM 12/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

2001 N. University Peoria 61604 IL
US

Memorial Contribution

Days of Grace Fellowship

273 E. Queenwood Rd., Morton, IL 61550
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