Kenneth F. Nation, 86 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:10 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on June 5, 1933 in Stonington, IL the son of Isaac and Cora (Ashenhurst) Nation. He married Juanita Fleigle the daughter of Frank and Dorothy Fleigle on January 17, 1953. They just celebrated 67 years of marriage. Kenneth was drafted in April 1953 to serve in the U.S. Army for two years in the Korean Conflict as a Mechanic. After he was discharged, he worked at Allis Chalmers for 2 years and then started farming in the Morrisonville area and surrounding areas. He served on the Farm Bureau Board for 20 years. Kenneth was a member of Grace Baptist Church and he loved the Lord. He was a hardworking, honest, loyal, farmer who loved his profession, wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Juanita Nation of Taylorville, IL; daughter: Karen (Bob) Herman of Morrisonville; son: Bruce (Lori) Nation of Taylorville; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, brothers: Roscoe Nation, Granvel Nation and Many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Joyce Nation, eight brothers, two sisters, Ira, Earl, Jack, Ivan, Ernest, Evert, Uldion, Florien, Robert and James.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville with military graveside honors.
Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation 201 E Pleasant St, Taylorville, IL 62568
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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