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Kenneth L. "Ken" Leath

August 15, 1958 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 62)


Kenneth L. "Ken" Leath, age 62, of Oquawka, Illinois, slipped into the arms of his Heavenly Father, surrounded by his family, at 4:36 PM on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was born August 15, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois, the son of James E. and Edna M. (Trout) Leath. Ken graduated from Warren High School with the Class of 1976. He proudly served his Country as a Helicopter Turbine Engine Mechanic with the United States Army. On August 20, 1994, Ken married Lisa D. Law in Cameron, Illinois and she is surviving.  Ken was a tool and die maker, working for Maytag Corporation in Galesburg and lastly at the Rock Island Arsenal. He loved kayaking, hiking, camping, bird watching, and fishing. He was a reader of sci-fi books and enjoyed writing poetry. Mostly, Ken loved his family and grandchildren. Throughout his illness, Ken kept his wonderful sense of humor.

Ken is survived by his parents James and Edna Leath of Cameron, Illinois, his wife Lisa of Oquawka, Illinois, one daughter, Racheal (Glenn) McClanahan of Monmouth, Illinois, two sons, Ryan (Madeline) Leath of Oquawka, Illinois and Ian Nelson of Monmouth, Illinois. two sisters, Donna (Kevin) Lovdahl of Monmouth, Illinois and Deborah (Gary) Anderson of Galesburg, Illinois, and three brothers, James Leath of Bellevue, Nebraska, Tom (Sherri) Leath of Roseville, Illinois, and Daniel (Rachel) Leath of Holt, Missouri. Also surviving are grandchildren Mathias McClanahan, Judah Leath, and one grandchild not yet born. He is preceded in death by his grandparents.

As were Ken's wishes, cremation is being accorded. A graveside committal will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Silent Home Cemetery in Cameron, Illinois. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be left for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks should be worn and social distancing observed. 

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Gathering of Family and Friends
June 7, 2021

5:00 PM
Turnbull Funeral Homes - Monmouth
301 South Main Street 
Monmouth, IL 61462

June 8, 2021

10:00 AM
Silent Home Cemetery, Cameron, Illinois

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