Marion Kennell

Jan 8th, 2017 - May 14th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, May. 18th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Cazenovia Mennonite Church

Sat, May. 20th, 2017 10:30am

Marion Kennell

Thompsonville-Marion E. Kennell, 80, passed away on May 14, 2017 at his home.

Marion was born on January 8, 1937 in Woodford Co. to Peter and Sarah (Keller) Kennell. He married Barbara Miller on September 6, 1987.

Marion was a member of Pittsburg Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from the Farm Bureau Board and the Southern F.S. Board. He was the owner/operator of Kennell’s Shoe Store in Eureka for many years. Marion enjoyed building Harvestores for A.O. Smith Harvestore.  He also served as an EMT for Eureka Rescue Squad.  He loved his farm “Kennell’s Farm” and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include:

Wife-Barbara Kennell of Thompsonville

Son-Michael Kennell of Creve Coeur

Daughter-Trina and Mike Warren of Harrisburg

Son-Jayson Kennell of Forrest, IL


David Kennell

Amber Taylor

Katelyn Kennell

Brookelyn Kennell

Dylan Kennell

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; two brothers and daughter, Laura Kennell

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:30am at Cazenovia Mennonite Church with Pastor Dennis Kennell officiating. Burial will follow at Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9am until the time of service at the church.  Mason Funeral Home in Metamora is assisting with the arrangements.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion from 5pm-8pm

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1 Guestbook Message

  • Guest: Mary Beth Woolard

    From: West Frankfort, Illinois

    Date: May 18, 2017

    Barb and family–I am saddened to learn of Marion’s passing. I know he had not been well, but that doesn’t make the loss any easier. He was truly one of the “good guys.” My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the family during these difficult days. I regret that I will be unable to pay my respects because of our grandson’s graduation. Love and prayers, Mary Beth Woolard