January 15, 1935 - January 20, 2021
Kenneth L. Tanner, age 86, of rural Stonefort, IL, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at 5:56 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in the Villas of Holly Brook Memory Care Center of Harrisburg, IL. He was born on Tuesday, January 15, 1935, in the home he is currently living in near Stonefort, IL the son of Carl Billy and Marie Pauline (Boyd) Tanner. Kenneth was united in marriage to Marilyn Lautz, on Saturday, August 30, 1958, in the Third Baptist Church of Marion, IL and together they have shared over 62 years of marriage. He was a member of the Indian Camp Baptist Church near Dykersburg and lifetime and former board member of the Williamson County Farm Bureau. All of his lifetime he worked on the farm and he and his wife, Marilyn ran a large hog operation until just a few years ago. Working on the farm was never a job to him and he was always busy everyday from sunrise to sunset. He enjoyed the times the family would come out to the farm for cookouts and special occasions. The many memories created will now be cherished by those he leaves behind. The family would especially like to thank the staff of the Villas of Holly Brook Memory Care Center of Harrisburg for the loving care and kindness provided to Kenneth and family. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Tanner of Stonefort, IL; his loving dog companion, Muffy; special niece, Deborah Hunter of Stonefort, IL; three special nephews, Brian Tanner and his wife, JoAnn of Stonefort, IL, Carlos Tanner and his wife, Ellen and J.W. “Bubba” Tanner and his wife, Melissa all of Creal Springs, IL, and a host of other special nieces and nephews; brother, James Earl Tanner and his companion, Gale Richey of Stonefort, IL; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Robinson and her husband, Paul and Phyllis Tanner all of Marion, IL, other extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Eugene Tanner and infant sister, Betty Marie Tanner. Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., Marion. The graveside service will be on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in Indian Camp Cemetery located southeast of Marion, IL near the Dykersburg area, with Pastor Matt Troxel and Pastor Mike Garrett presiding. Those wishing to attend the graveside service should gather at the cemetery prior to 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Indian Camp Cemetery. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to either “Hospice of Southern Illinois” and/or “Indian Camp Cemetery”. Memorial contributions may be mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court Street, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will also be available at the cemetery and funeral home. For additional information call the funeral home at 618-993-2131. DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY THE ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, if you are planning on attending the graveside service it is required you wear a mask and social distance yourself from others.
Kenneth L. Tanner, age 86, of rural Stonefort, IL, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at 5:56 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in the Villas of Holly Brook Memory Care Center of Harrisburg, IL. He was born on Tuesday, January... View Obituary & Service Information
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