Kenneth L. Baillieul, 84, of Taylorville, IL died at 11:44 pm, Friday, May 3, 2013.

He was born April 3, 1929 in Taylorville, the son of Leon and Helen Lydia Keller Baillieul.  On October 9, 1959 he married Betty Jane McKavetz in Pana, IL.  She preceded him in death on April 1, 2003.  Kenneth was an electrician for Georgia Pacific Paper Company retiring in 1985. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers especially Lawn Boy mowers.

Surviving is his faithful companion and best friend: “Chuckie”. Also Surviving are nieces and nephews:, Coleen Workman and husband Steve, David McKavetz and wife Corenna, Ron McKavetz and wife Cheryl, Linda Thomas, all of Taylorville, Jean Ann Noren of Cowden, IL, and Terry Reno and wife Deborah of Pleasant Plaines.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Funeral Home.  Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: Christian County Animal Control, 300 S. Baughman, Taylorville, IL  62568.

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