Kenneth E. “Kenny” Damery, 86, of Taylorville, IL died at 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 7, 1927 in Decatur, IL, the son of Joseph and Grace Himstedt Damery. On June 27, 1964 he married Barbara F. Galbraith in Alton, IL. Kenny was employed at Peabody Coal Co. Mine #10 and was engaged in farming. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, Knights of Columbus, and United Mine Worker’s Local 9819. Seeing his grandchildren made his day, and any foster child his daughter’s had was a grandchild of his. He was a devoted, loving husband, and best friend to Barbara for 50 years, and was a loving and devoted husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather
Surviving is his wife: Barbara Damery of Taylorville; daughters: Debbie Prince and husband Bill of Taylorville, Barbara Watson and companion William Pearson of Taylorville, and Mona Ahrendt and husband Ed of Owaneco; son, Jon Damery and wife Tiffany of Herrin, IL. There are 11 grandchildren: Bill Wilkinson, Kenna Bertoldo, Jeremy Ahrendt, Dee Ann Wright, Becky Wicker, Jonni Damery, Jay Damery, Chance Damery, Sophie Damery, Drew Kassinger, and Alexia Kassinger. He is also survived by two sisters: Joann and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenny Dee Damery, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.
According to Kenny’s wishes there will be no services held at this time.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.