Kenneth F. "Kenny" Moore, age 91, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM. Kenneth was born on June 7, 1929 in Lenox Township, the son of Fredrick A. and Verna Florence (Lewis) Moore. He attended Phelps Grade School and Monmouth High School. Kenny proudly served his Country in the United States Army where he was a member of the motor pool. On December 7, 1951, he married Edith M. Partington at the First Christian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Kenny owned and operated Moore Truck Service for over 70 years. Work was his main hobby, but he did take time to meet his friends on Saturday morning for their "coffee" group. Over the years, the restaurants closed and new ones opened, but the friendships remained. Mostly, Kenny loved his family, grandchildren, and friends.
Kenny is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edith, three sons, Jerry (Karen) Moore of Monmouth, IL, Jim (Becky) Moore of Monmouth, and David (Nanci) Moore of Muscatine, Iowa, nine grandchildren, Sarah (Bill) McBride, Emily (Joe) McVey, John (Helen) Moore, Nici (Mike) Jones, Kelli (Kyle) Kinzer, Megan (Matt) Heinbaugh, Cori (Adam) Daufeldt, Dani (Josh) Heckman, and Maggi Moore, and many great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Raymond (Dottie) Moore of Bonita Springs, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Harriett Huston and Vivian Gaskil.
Cremation has been accorded. Visitation for Kenny will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. A private family interment is planned. Memorials are being established for Down's Syndrome or the Autism Foundation.
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