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Kenneth "Kenny" E. Lansford

September 2, 1925 February 10, 2018
Kenneth "Kenny" E. Lansford
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Obituary for Kenneth "Kenny" E. Lansford

Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Lansford, Sr., age 92, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at UnityPoint Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

Kenny was born on September 2, 1925 in Decatur, IL to Ellis and Maisie Lansford. He married Betty Sheber on May 3, 1944 in Corona, CA.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; two sons, Kenneth E. (Patty) Lansford, Jr. of Venice, FL and Terry Lansford of Chillicothe, IL; two grandchildren, John and Terry Lansford; and two great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Adam Lansford. He was preceded in death by one son and daughter-in-law, John and Sue Lansford; his parents; one sister, Clara and one brother, Charles.

Kenny served in the U.S. Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate during W.W. II and was honorably discharged. He then worked for Caterpillar for 30 years, retiring in 1979. Kenny enjoyed bowling and played on bowling leagues until two years ago. Kenny was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. Arrangements were handled through The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria.


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