Kenneth (Kenny) R. Stanford, 93, of Savoy, IL, passed away on February 10, 2021 at Villas of Holly Brook, Savoy. Kenny was born August 10, 1927 in Concordia, KS, the son of Melvin and Irene (Fagan) Stanford. He married Delores Klein on November 5, 1949 in Wichita, KS. She passed away July 6, 1965. He married Patricia Lauterbach on December 26, 1968 in Augusta, KS. She passed away on February 4, 2017. Kenny is survived by his children, Chris (Julie) Stanford, Mineral, VA, Bruce (Johnna) Stanford, St. John, KS, Mel (Jan) Stanford, Clinton, MO, Suzanne Griffith, Wichita, KS, Angie Stanford, Monticello, IL, and Zach (Sara) Stanford, Prescott, AZ; 12 grandchildren, 2 grand dogs and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives and 2 sisters, Vivian and Dorthea “Dee”. Kenny retired as the Accounting Manager for Mobil Oil Corp. in Joliet and he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono and the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. His family always held a special place in his heart. He was a very dedicated and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who cherished his family. He led quietly by example with his strong faith. A Rosary service was held on February 13, 2021 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono with Mackey-Wright Funeral Home handling arrangements there. Vigil and Rosary will be 7:00 P.M., on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Minnis Chapel, St. John, KS, with Rev. Mike Klag. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Belpre, KS with Rev. Bernard Felix. Burial will follow in the Belpre Cemetery, Belpre, KS. Memorials may be given to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono, IL, in care of Minnis Chapel, P.O. Box 34, St. John, KS 67576.
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