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James Kenyon

March 3, 1947 — June 9, 2020

James B. Kenyon, age 73, of Chillicothe, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home after months of failing health.

Jim was born on March 3, 1947 in Chillicothe, IL to Harold and Luella (Biggar) Kenyon.

He leaves behind three children, Jodie (Doug) Goard of Varna, IL, Jamie (Matt) McClure of Macomb, IL and Michael Kenyon of Tucson, AZ; seven grandchildren; and his siblings, Ron (Theresa) Kenyon of Sparland, IL and Kay (George) Ryan of Chillicothe, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim spent his early years on the farm. Later, he went to work for Ford and Johnson Hydraulic and then for Polaris, first as a dealer and then retiring as a manager in 2010. Jim spent his last years doing what he loved most, tinkering in his shop with his beloved dog, Ranger, by his side.

Cremation will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Jim's name may be made to the Lacon-Sparland Fire Protection District. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Online condolences may be made through

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