H. Kenneth Sheary

Godfrey | Sunday, September 23 2012

H. Kenneth Sheary, 91, passed away at 10:15 pm Sunday September 23, 2012 at Methodist Village in Godfrey.

He was born on March 1, 1921 in Brighton, IL, the son of Lewis & Lurena (Nessler) Sheary.

He married Louise A. Crumb on December 25, 1941 in Alton. She survives.

Ken served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was owner/operator at the Bethalto Insurance Agency.  He was a member of the Bethalto American Legion, AARP, a past member of the Bethalto JayCees, Bethalto Rotary and the VFW.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David L. Sheary of St. Louis, MO; a daughter, Susan (Sheary) Lewis of Mesa, AZ; a grandson, David Kenneth Lewis of Mesa, AZ; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Charles Sheary, Paul Sheary, Bill Sheary, Edward Sheary, Margaret Mayberry and Harry Sheary.

A graveside service will be at 1 pm on Monday, October 1, 2012 at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with Pastor Jame Hahs officiating with military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Main Street Methodist Church, 1400 Main Street, Alton, Illinois.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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