The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 6, 2013

Kenneth E. DeVoss


COVINGTON, Ind. — Kenneth E. DeVoss, age 71, passed this life surrounded by the love of his family March 4, 2013, at his Covington, Ind., residence.

Kenneth was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Danville, the youngest child of Manley and Helen (Wycoff) DeVoss.

He married Janice Williams June 5, 1964; although they later divorced, they maintained a special friendship throughout his life.

He attended Danville schools and served honorably in the Army. He was stationed in Germany for the majority of his time in service to his country. Kenneth was a 32nd Degree Mason, Danville Anchor Lodge 980.

He worked for General Motors Central Foundry Division for 33 years, retiring in 1992. After GM, Kenneth drove a long-haul semi truck for Raven Corporation.

Kenneth was an avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite driver being Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed motorcycle riding, gardening, yard work, mushroom hunting and, above all else, he loved spending time with his family.

Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Debra (Steve) Kotcher of Indianola, and Laura DeVoss of Danville; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Kotcher of Indianola, Faith Setser of Danville, and Kenneth Jr. DeVoss of Danville; a brother, Francis DeVoss of Covington; one nephew, Kenneth (Paulette) Miller of Danville; two nieces, Julie (Frank) Fitzwater of Covington, Ind., and Brenda (Darren) Stokes of Georgetown; and 13 great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.

His quick smile and loving, generous nature will be deeply missed by all.

Kenneth was preceded in death by both his parents; two sisters; Marcella Miller and her two infants; Waunita McGinnis; and a nephew, Terry McGinnis.

Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Kenneth’s life at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with Pastor James Blue officiating and burial at Sunset Memorial Park, with military honors performed by American Legion Post 210. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m., with Masonic rites.

Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to the American Liver Foundation.

Please join Kenneth’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.


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