Farming Rural 07

Kenneth "Kenny" H. Bennett

October 1, 1943 ~ July 9, 2021 (age 77)


Kenneth “Kenny” H. Bennett, 77, of Cowden, IL, passed away at 5:36 p.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021 at home surrounded by loved ones. 

Kenny was born on October 1, 1943, one of seven sons, to Thomas Myron and Ada May (Horath) Bennett.  Kenny and Vivian McFall were married on July 26, 1963 and were blessed with three beautiful daughters:  Kim, Dana and Tricia and 27 years of marriage before her passing on December 15, 1990.  Kenny and Brenda Wall were united in holy matrimony on March 20, 2004 and were blessed with 17 years of marriage. 

Much of his life Kenny worked multiple jobs simultaneously.  He worked for Oliver Corporation, Francis Evans Feed and Fertilizer, Farmed and World Color Press retiring in 2003.  After retiring, he worked part-time for Schlanser Trucking and Excavating in Cowden.  Kenny loved his farm, hunting birds, deer and especially mushrooms.  He was well known as an expert mechanic.  His specialty was fixing up old hammers.  Kenny was a member of the First Christian Church of Cowden and affiliated with the Free Methodist Church of Cowden. He was adored by everyone and was always ready to lend a hand.  Kenny was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his lovely wife, Brenda Bennett of Cowden; daughters:   Kim (Dave) Logan of Marion, IA, Dana (Greg) Jones of Herrick and Tricia (Chad) Knolhoff of Irvington; grandchildren:  Dex (Alyse) Wehrle, Lacey (Zak Bierman) Kirkendoll, Kassi (Lee) Bragg, Lindsey Jones, Quincy Knolhoff and Kade Jones; ten great-grandchildren; brothers:  Thomas Conrad Bennett and Henry Bennett; sisters-in-law:  Barb Bennett, Cheryl Wall and Debbie (Monte) Summers; “The Boys” Toddie Moore and Mark Schlanser and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

Preceding him in death were his parents; infant child; brothers:  Homer, Harvey, Myron and Ernie; nephew, Ernie William Bennett; niece, Pamela Himes and in-laws, Junior and Joyce Wall. 

Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021 in the First Christian Church in Cowden.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 in the First Christian Church in Cowden with Pastor Nate Harper officiating.  Burial will take place in Mound Cemetery in rural Cowden.  Memorials may be made in Kenny’s name to the Cowden Free Methodist Church.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is assisting the family.  

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July 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Christian Church of Cowden
404 E. Locust Street
Cowden, IL 62422

Funeral Service
July 13, 2021

10:00 AM
First Christian Church of Cowden
404 E. Locust Street
Cowden, IL 62422

Interment following funeral service
July 13, 2021

Mound Cemetery
300 N
Cowden, IL 62422


Cowden Free Methodist Church
107 N 3rd Street, Cowden IL 62422

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