Kenneth E. Gilpin, 80, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at Heartland Care Center, Decatur.
He was born November 2, 1931 in Taylorville, the son of Ambrose and Mary Ethel (Reed) Gilpin. He married Jane Schnute on March 11, 1953 in Taylorville. He was a retired Purchasing Agent and Transportation Coordinator at Wilkins Pipe and Supplies in Decatur. Kenneth was a member of the Blue Mound Masonic Lodge 682 A.F. & A.M., Valley Springfield Consistory, Ansar Shrine, Past President of Decatur Shrine Club, Christian County Shrine Club, Shelby County Shrine Club, VFW Post 4495, American Legion Post #73 and the Purchasing Management Association.
Surviving are his wife, Jane; daughters, Diana (Matt) McLemore of Taylorville, Carol (Richard) Mullvain of Urbana, IL and Cathy (Bill) Kaigley of Dalton City, IL; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded by his parents, son, Kenny Gilpin, four brothers, Otis, Earl, Homer and Ronnie Gilpin, and two sisters, Mabel Church and Lillian Kester.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with Masonic Rites at 10:45 a.m., at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Rev. David Anderson will officiate. Please visit www.suttonmemorialhome.com to sign the online guestbook.
Funeral services for Kenneth E. Gilpin, 80, of Taylorville, were held Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Rev. David Anderson officiated the service.
Casket bearers were Mark McLemore, Tom Jones, Larry Sutton, Austin Peters, Gary Young, Brian McKinney, Paul Morgan and Patrick Young.