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“Posting this in memory of my husband, John Kimmel, who knew and thought a lot of Kenny. My thoughts and prayers are with Kenny's family.Joyce Ottens...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Joyce Kimmel - Palm HGarbor, FL

“Work with Kenny and also on the Fulton fire department. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: David and Jean Heusinkveld - AZ

“Kenny would always come in to the lumberyard and stop in my office-he nicked name me "squirrel" for some reason I will miss him stopping in. RIP my...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Marlowe - Low Moor - Friend

“K.W. (my nickname for Kenny) and Joan were the first friends we made when our family moved to Fulton, and we couldn't have asked for better friends...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: "Miss Kris" and Steve Minier - GA

“Joan, Kathy and Scott, My sincerest sympathies. He was so nice when we saw him at the Masonic Lodge in Fulton. It was good to see you two. Sweet...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Pat Reynolds - Fulton, IL

“We extend our sympathy to Joan, Scott, and Kathy.Our thoughts and prayers to you.A few weeks ago Linda and a bible study group went caroling and...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Jim + Linda Dykstra - Morrison, IL

“JOAN AND FAMILT SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS RIP KENNY YOUR COUSIN BOB AND CAROLYN HYER ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: ROBERT Hyer - Jacksonville, FL

“Joan, Kathy and Scott - Kenny welcomed us to Fulton, by delivering a bushel basket of food from his garden, shortly after we moved into our new home....Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Garey and Dottie Toleski - NC

“Kenny and I have been friends throughout my Masonic Years, and quite a few of his. We have joked and teased about everything. We particularly had...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Curt Smith - Albany, IL - Friend

“Joan and family,So sorry for your loss! RIP Kenny! ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Boelkins - Sun City West, AZ

“Our sincerest sympathy to his family. ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Dick & Irma Bland - Fulton, IL

“We enjoyed Kenny when he came to the dealership with his vehicle and the conversations we always had. He was a very special man and one we will ...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Karen and Bob Endress - Morrison, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. I just want to send my warmest sympathies to his family and all of his loved ones. I know he will be missed...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Diana Franks - Geneseo, IL

“So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing! May God be with you all during this difficult time ~ putting his loving arms around you❣ Thinking of you...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Mark & Sandy Hamilton - Fulton, IL

“Our sympathy to the family. Lee & Katie Groh ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Leon & Katie Groh - Fulton, IL

“R.I.P. KENNY----YOU WERE A GREAT GUY. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: JERRY & DIANE VAN ZUIDEN - FULTON, IL


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Ken W. Matthew, 86 of Fulton, died Friday, January 06, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North in Clinton.

Ken was born on June 17, 1930 in Clinton, the son of William and Marie (Hyer) Matthew. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He married Joan R. Balk on July 8, 1950 in Fulton. Ken worked for millwright union 2158 in Bettendorf, IA, retiring in 1992. He was a former volunteer fireman for the Fulton Fire Department and a former Cub Scouts leader when his son was younger. Ken was a member of the Fulton City Masonic Lodge AF and AM #189 and a past Master. He was also a member of the Second Reformed Church in Fulton.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of Fulton; one daughter, Kathy Quick of Fulton; one son, Scott (Lori) Matthew of Clinton; two sisters, Dorothy Keperling of Sterling and Joanne (Gaylen) Larson of Barrington, IL; four grandchildren, Jessica (Cameron) Klendworth, Meghan Quick, Sheridan Quick and Katelyn Matthew; three great grandchildren, Ayden and Jackson Klendworth and Clara Ditzler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Virginia Irwin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Fulton with a Masonic Lodge service at 7:00 P.M. Memorial service will be on Tuesday, January 10th at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Stephen officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge #189, in Fulton.