Kenneth L. Moore, 78, of Carthage, passed away at Red Maple Care Center in Carthage, Friday, July 17, 2020 at 10:35 AM.
Kenneth was born August 1, 1941, the son of Mervin Lee and Berdean (McMillan) Moore at their home in Colchester. He attended Colchester Schools and in 1962 joined the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany. He received his Honorable Discharge in 1965 as a Specialist 4. On May 26, 1962 he was united in marriage to Patricia Winters in Augusta, Illinois. Kenneth worked as a prison guard for over 20 years at the Ft. Madison, Iowa penitentiary. He retired in 2004 to take care of his wife after a debilitating stroke. He was a devoted caretaker. She preceded him in death in 2017. Kenneth was a member of the NRA and Hancock County Gun Club and enjoyed woodworking.
Kenneth is survived by two sisters, Kathryn Stewart of Plymouth and Berneta “Tudy” (Wendell) Roberts of Smithfield, Illinois; a brother-in-law, Jerry (Margaret) Winters of Colchester and a sister-in-law, Linda (Eldon) McKinley; his Goddaughter, Debra (Shawn) Fuget and Great Goddaughter Kendra Fuget, both of Ft. Madison; also numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia; and a brother-in-law, Larry Winters.
Graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Mary at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Maple Grove Memory Care Center or Blessing Hospice. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.
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