February 8, 1934 — July 14, 2022
Kenneth R. Mahan, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 5:29 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. He was born on February 8, 1934 in Taylorville, Ill., the son of Dessie E. and Effie (Stephens) Mahan. He married Freda I. Hunt on February 12, 1955 in Taylorville, Ill. He worked as a Machine Repairman at Caterpillar in Decatur, Ill., where he retired. Kenneth was a Veteran in the United States Navy. He loved hunting, the outdoors and painting.
He is survived by his sons: Dale (Debbie) Mahan of Rochester, Ill.; Jon (Marcia) Mahan of Taylorville, Ill.; Lance (Sheila) Mahan of Paducah, Ky; grandchildren: Lauren (Matt) Oppliger, Megan (Cody) Miller, Drew (Marissa) Mahan, Tyler Mahan and companion Aryn Dobrinick; great-grandsons: Archer Miller, Oliver Miller and Theodore Miller; brothers: Ronald Mahan and Richard Mahan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings: Helen Mahan, Dale Mahan, Robert Mahan and Shirley (Mahan) Clark.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Tim Milligan, J.C. Milligan, Lance Mahan and Ted Chapman officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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