Kenneth Motes

Granite City |

Kenneth J. “Butch” Motes, 73, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 12:56 a.m. Tues. Apr. 26, 2022, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 23, 1948, in Granite City to the late Kenneth K. & Zoric (Schwertman) Motes. 

Butch was a U.S. Army veteran and had owned Guaranteed Transmission in Granite City.  He was a member of AmVets and the Moose.  He was an avid pool player and competed and won in many tournaments. 

He is survived by his longtime companion: Judy Kinworthy; her daughter who he loved like his own child: LouAnn Kinworthy; 3 grandchildren: Kylie, Courtney, and Charlie Ann; a great-grandchild: Koda; and 3 sisters: Sandra Bertrand, Patricia Snell, and Linda Brandon all of Granite City. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 children: Jeffrey and Melanie Motes; and 2 sisters: Dorothy Zimmerman and Shirley Norden. 

Services are private. 

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory Inc

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