Kenneth Elledge

Alton |

Kenneth C. Elledge, 89, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Sunday October 25, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.

He was born on March 5, 1921 Nebo, IL the son of Clem & Ratie (Shepard) Elledge.

He married the former Ann Compagno on September 18 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton and she preceded him in death on April 13, 2008.

The WWII Veteran served 3 years in the US Navy and worked 42 years at Owen’s Illinois Glass and retired in 1984.

He was a lifetime member of the Alton VFW Post 1308, a member of the Alton American Legion, and a long-standing member of the Alton Eagles where he served as President and Trustee.

He was a lifelong Cardinals Fan that could talk at length about baseball from the 1940’s all the way up through modern day baseball.  As he grew older and spent more time at home, it was seldom the television wasn’t turned to a Cardinal Game.

He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman that spent many a day in the woods or on the water doing what he loved.  He enjoyed the company of his son, brother and close friends.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.  You were always met with a smile when he would see you.

He is survived by one son, Kenneth R. Elledge of Alton; two grandchildren, Kelly & Megan Elledge of Alton; and a brother and sister-in-law, Lavern & Cathy Elledge of Rosewood Heights as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Everett Elledge; and four sisters, Leona Benz, Thelma Brangenberg, Elma Becker and Eva Hurley.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday October 27, 2010 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday October 28, 2010 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton with Fr. Delix Michel SSL celebrant.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton with full military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to Marquette Catholic High School Capital Campaign Fund or to Passages Hospice.

Online tributes and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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