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Gary Kenyon

May 30, 1942 — August 20, 2016

Gary Kenyon, 74, of Lacon, died on August 20, 2016 at St. Joseph's Nursing home in Lacon. He was born in Peoria on May 30, 1942 to the late Leonard & Helen Bestold Kenyon. Gary was married to Juanita "Susie" Smith and had four daughters.

He served his country in the Army in Germany, worked on the railroad for a while, and worked at Caterpillar as an electrician for 30 years. After retiring from Cat he enjoyed helping local farmers and was also a foreman at Hardin welding. Gary was a proud member of UAW 974 and the AMVETS, helping make possible the local 100 horse rides that the local AMVETS would put on. He was a big supporter of girls' softball in the area.

Gary is survived by: his daughters Teresa (Tom) French of Lacon; Donna (Rob) George of Rockford; Becky (Nate Watson) Scott of Lacon; and Jennifer (Michael) Delhotel of Sparland; sister Vicki (Glen) Shane of Chillicothe; brother Keith Kenyon of Lacon; grandchildren Jared (Kim) French, Evan French, Chelsea & Cole Hardin, Will Scott, Zach & Ashley George; and great grandchildren Haddon & Alistair French.

He was preceded by his sister Karen McNutt and brother Roger Kenyon.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 5-7 pm at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with private family burial at a later date. Memorials can be made to Saint Joseph's Nursing Home or Lacon Summer Ball Program. Online condolences can be left at

Memorial Visitation

AUG 25. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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