Kenneth L. Mayes
LINCOLN, IL - Kenneth L. Mayes, 79, died at 11:45 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln, Ill.
Kenny was born Jan. 30, 1934, in Palmyra at home, the son of Albert Leroy and Mildred Pinkerton Mayes. He married Geraldine "Geri" Rogers Williams on March 30, 1985, at Lincoln Christian Church. She survives in Lincoln.
Kenny is survived by his mother of Palmyra; two stepsons, Stephen Guy of Lincoln and Edward (Melody) Williams of Mt. Pulaski; two step granddaughters, Peggy Guy of Sterling, Ill., and Molly Williams of Mt. Pulaski; three sisters: Jeanette Sorrells of Portland, Ore.; Helen (Dean) Stayton of Carlinville, Ill., and Sarah (Larry) Hagaman of Springfield, Ill. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Henry.
Kenny had worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Post Office for 31 years. He had worked four years as security guard at Lehn & Fink. He served in the US Army from 1958-1960. He attended Lincoln Christian College three years and graduated from Palmyra Northwestern in 1952.
Kenny was a member of the Tri Police, Lincoln Coin Club, lifetime member of VFW, the Lincoln Elks, Lincoln Prayer Breakfast/Bible Study, and a lifetime member of Oasis Senior Center. He was a great sports fan and statistician keeping records of all wins-losses of all high schools in Illinois Basketball. He collected Native American artifacts, coins, stamps and elephants. He was a big Cubs fan and he loved to travel.
Services for Kenny will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Lincoln Christian Church with Paul Boatman officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Ill. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be given to Lincoln Christian Church, Oasis Senior Center or Safe Haven Hospice.