KENNETH HAROLD EDWARDS, 88, of Arcola, IL passed away at 1:41 P.M. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Rev. Marion Baker will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
Kenneth was born on March 3, 1925 in Moultrie County, IL. He was a son of Harold Virgil “Jack” and Nora Gladys (Chapman) Edwards. He married Edith Marie (Brown) Logan on April 24, 1965 in Coles County, IL. She passed away on May 26, 2003.
He is survived by one daughter Barbara Ann Stenger and her husband Boyd of Tuscola, IL; two sons, Donald Eugene Edwards and his wife Jeanette of Newman, IL and John Wayne Edwards of Mexico; one step-daughter, Janis Marie Walk and her husband Steve of Mattoon, IL; two step-sons, James Morris Logan and his wife Carol of Benld, IL and Jackie Lynn Logan and his wife Linda of Lake Mattoon, IL; four grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren and one sister, Wanda Lavon Titus and her husband Eddie of Arcola, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Edith Edwards, one Son Jackie Lee Edwards, one sister, Willeva June Ellis-North and a great-grandson, Tony Eugene Edwards.
Kenneth had worked as a brakeman on the rail road and then as a Tastee Bread deliveryman before he went to work for Quantum Chemical Corporation of Tuscola, IL. He retired from Quantum Chemical Corporation in 1987 with thirty-one years of service.
He attended the Arcola Free Methodist Church.
He had been a member of the Moose in Mattoon, IL and the Operating Engineers Local 515.
Kenneth was a good metal worker and carpenter; he could do just about anything. He enjoyed fishing, and reading a good western novel.