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Kenneth Lee Putney

February 27, 1938 — March 7, 2023


Kenneth Lee Putney, 85, of Peoria, Illinois passed away on Tuesday March 7, 2023 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. He was born on 02/27/1938 in Dallas City, Illinois the son of Ernest Franklin and Lois (Shaw) Putney. Kenneth married Sheila Ruth Deford on June 28, 1966 in Dixon, Illinois.

He graduated from Limestone High School Class of 1956. After graduation Kenneth proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He later worked for Keystone Steel and Wire for seven years and Caterpillar for thirty years as an assembler. Retiring in 1999. Kenneth was a longtime member of the World Church of God. He enjoyed cars, gardening and collecting miscellaneous items (the original Recycler).

Kenneth is survived by his wife Sheila Putney of Peoria; two sons Timothy (Inga) Putney of Rochester, New York, David Putney of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters Susan Putney of Morton, Illinois, Gabrielle (Jim) Steele of Wilmington, North Carolina; four grandchildren Thomas Steele, Daniel Steele, Ian Putney, Nina Putney and one brother Paul Putney of Niceville, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Mary Ellen West, Vernice Merit; four brothers Ernest, Hubert, Fred and Larry Putney.

A Funeral Service will be held on March 10, 2023 at Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Service will begin at 11:00am. Elder Dan Herridge will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Apostolic Christian Home in Morton, Illinois. Online tributes and condolences may be made at  

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