Kenneth Leon Jarrett

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Kenneth Leon Jarrett

August 29, 1930 - September 05, 2018

Kenneth Leon Jarrett Kenneth Leon Jarrett age, 88, of Elwood, passed away Sept. 5, 2018, at his home in Elwood after an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Elwood, the son of Leo and Veda (Etchison) Jarrett.
Kenny was a lifetime farmer, he also enjoyed racing, basketball, golf, tennis, bowling, and loved playing various card games.
He loved playing with his three children (Diana, Rick and Mick,);
eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; five stepgreat- grandchildren.
Kenny loved to travel and visited one of the four exchange students they hosted. He was a member at Harmony Christian Church where he was a deacon, and later he attended the First Methodist Church. Kenny served on numerous board of directors such as YMCA, Star Bank, Farm Bureau, United States Auto Club, and was also a member of the Elks and Masonic Lodge.
Kenny is survived by wife, Mary of 67 years; daughter, Diana S. Hook Jarrett (Candace Dietzer) of Kokomo; son, Richard L. Jarrett (Valerie) of Elwood); son, Michael L. Jarrett (Cheryl) of Huntington; grandchildren, Shannon Hook, Sossidy Caldwell, Rachel Hofer, Kent Jarrett, Lesley Flook, Mary Mauntel, Morgan Jarrett, and Michelle McGuire; three stepgrandchildren, Cassandra Crider, Michelle Prus, and Meghan McElhaney; and sister- in-law, Phyllis Jarrett.
Kenny was preceded by parents, Leo and Veda Jarrett; brother, Lindell L. Jarrett; and sister, Anita Ruth Barber.
He loved going to Okeechobee, Florida, each winter for 30 years. He made many friends from many states and Canada.
Things of special interest Kenny hit a Sky Shot (half court) at an Indiana Pacers game, had United States Auto Club Sprint cars for 12 years, had three United States Auto Club Dirt Car Championships, raced go carts, was a 4-H leader, he showed swine and dairy cattle in 4-H, received Outstanding Young Farmer award, was a volunteer fireman for Duck Creek Township, had the highest 4-H corn yield in 1949 and won the Elks State bowling tournament. He also pitched softball for the First Methodist Church team until he was 80 years old.
A funeral service celebrating Kenny's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood with the Rev. Doug Bohall and Rich Leavell officiating. Entombment will follow in Elwood City Cemetery.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson St., Elwood.
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Published on September 6, 2018
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