Kenneth M. Titus, age 88, of Greenup, Illinois, passed away at 10:19 PM – Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM (Noon) – Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Meyer Funeral Home (formerly Bishop Funeral Home) in Greenup, Illinois, with Rev. John Best officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, Illinois, with full military rites. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service. In loving memory of Kenneth, memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Fair Board P.O. Box 679 Greenup, Illinois 62428. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Kenneth was born on November 12, 1927, in Greenup, Illinois, the son of Joseph M. and Olive May (Hubbart) Titus. He married Pat (Sowers) Hayden on December 11, 1994, and she survives.
Kenneth served his country in the United States Army as Staff Sergeant for 20 years. After his retirement from the military he worked R.R. Donnelley in Mattoon for several years. Kenneth was a member of the Greenup United Methodist Church, Cumberland County VFW Post #4598 in Greenup and the Nichols-Goleman-Boggs Post #566 American Legion in Greenup. He enjoyed going to tractor shows, gardening and going square dancing with his wife Pat. Kenneth was always willing to lend a hand, and every year he could be found helping at the Cumberland County Fair.
Kenneth is survived by: his wife of 21 years – Pat Hayden-Titus of Greenup, Illinois, Children – Terry K. (wife Jean) Titus of Sullivan, Illinois; Lyle R. (wife Liz) Titus of Lerna, Illinois; Connie M. Crockett of Mattoon, Illinois; Pennie J. Crowe of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Donna L. Titus of Sullivan, Illinois; Donald Dean Hayden of Chillicothe, Illinois and Jimmy Wayne Hayden of Greenup, Illinois, sisters – Doris Kingery of Toledo, Illinois and Lora Clark of Mattoon, Illinois, 19 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, brothers’ Carol, Dean and Leroy Titus and a sister Olive Brandenburg.