Kenneth Leroy St. John

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Kenneth Leroy St. John, 75, of Greencastle, formerly Mt. Zion, Ill., passed away on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020.

Kenneth was born on Aug. 18, 1944, the son of Lloyd and Mary (Peters) St. John in Mattoon, Ill.

Kenneth was united in marriage on Feb. 18, 1966 to Virginia Kay St. John. This union was blessed with three children, Michael, Scott and Heather.

Kenneth served in the Vietnam War from 1966-1967. Following his service in the U.S. Army, he retired from Caterpillar in Decatur, Ill.

He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Virginia Kay St. John; their children, Michael (Lisa) St. John, Scott St. John, Heather (Ray Jr.) Poynter; a brother Larry (Miriam) St. John; grandchildren Ryan (Kim) Stanley, Noelle St. John, Noah and Jonathan Poynter; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by a brother, David St. John.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to Peace Lutheran Church or the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment via the Putnam County Community Foundation.

Visitation will be Saturday Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 1421 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle. A celebration of life service will immediately follow at 11 a.m.