Kenneth D. Harmison
November 10, 1927 — September 5, 2022
Kenneth D. Harmison, 94, of Galesburg, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022, 7:15 PM at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Kenney was born on November 10, 1927 in Oneida. He was the son of Lloyd William and Christina (Williams) Harmison. He married Lois M. Carr on November 5, 1949 in Davenport. She preceded him in death on May 19, 1984 after 35 years of marriage. He later married Linda LaFollette on June 17, 1988. Together they celebrated 34 years of marriage. Kenney is survived by his wife, Linda at home; daughter, Sue (Sam) Chaney of Galesburg; a special son, Stanley (Becky) Carr of Oneida; three stepsons, Lester (Janet) LaFollette of Libertyville, Crosiar “Coke” (Karen) LaFollette of Hampshire and Thomas (Sue) LaFollette of Galesburg; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Harmison of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lois, two brothers and a sister.
Kenney was a graduate of ROVA schools. He worked as a salesman for the Galva Creamery, Mooreman Seeds and then the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicle Office for 12 years. He then retired from Weaver-Yemm Chevrolet as a salesman after thirty-one years. Kenney owned and operated apartment complexes in Knoxville and Oneida. He was of Methodist faith. Kenney was a 61-year member of the Galesburg/Alpha Masonic Lodge 155, formerly the Oneida Lodge, the Keithsburg Boat Club and the Elks Lodge #849. He was an avid bowler, participating in many leagues and enjoyed spending weekends at the Mississippi River on his houseboat. Most of all, Kenney loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Masonic services will be held following the visitation at 1 PM. Funeral service will be 1:30 PM, Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at The Oneida Cemetery. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville have been entrusted with services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Elks Lodge #849, the Keithsburg Boat Club, Children’s Watch of Knox County YMCA and the Rylander-Milroy American Legion Post #727. On-line condolences and/or expressions of sympathy may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.
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