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Kenneth E. Inman

Kenneth E. Inman, age 97 of Edwardsville, IL, born August 11, 1925 in Silver Mines, MO, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at River Crossing of Edwardsville.

Kenneth grew up on a farm in Southern Missouri. He was an Army and Air Force veteran having honorably served in two wars, WWII and the Korean War.  In WWII, Kenneth served in the communications unit within the 10th Mountain Division in Italy.

Over the years, Kenneth worked as a farmer, aircraft manufacturing supervisor and insurance agent.  He was an active member of Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, the YMCA, and Missouri Farm Bureau. Nothing was more important to him than his family, friends and his faith. Kenneth was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Clara Mae (nee Goggin) Inman; his first wife, Norma Inman; three brothers:  Dallas, Oscar and Burnell Inman; and five sisters:  Dorothy Noonan, Frances Prier, Vivian Reagan, Delores Kay Inman and Clara Ruth Inman.

He is survived by his spouse, Judith A. (nee Hug) Inman, whom he married July 22, 1989; a daughter, Amy (Neal) Barnes; grandchildren:  Amanda and Matthew Barnes; step-daughter and step-son:  Deborah and Michael (Kimberly) Butts; two sisters:  Alma Rice and Virginia (Blaine) Kauffman; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services with military honors were held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO and officiated by Rev. Theodore Laesch.

Memorials are suggested to Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church and will be received at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 N. Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062.

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