Kenneth Sherman Bone, 77, of Granite City, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born Sept. 23, 1938, in Van Buren, Mo., a son of the late Bentley and Donna (Harris) Bone. He married Linda Elaine (McClelland) Bone on Feb. 7, 1958, in Granite City and she survives.
In his early years, he had worked at Schirmer’s Brothers Market in Madison. He retired in 1993 from Granite City Steel after 32 years of dedicated service as a steelworker. In 2000 he had worked at Winner’s Circle Hobby Shop in Pontoon Beach. Since Jan. 14, 2002, he proudly served his community as a funeral assistant and greeter at Irwin Chapel. He was a dedicated and faithful member of Tri-City Assembly of God Church in Granite City. He was an avid enthusiast of slot cars and racetracks and collected diecast NASCAR models. He loved sports and hockey and followed his St. Louis Blues and Cardinals games. Christmas was a favorite time for Kenny and he always knew how to light the neighborhood with his Christmas decorations. His grandchildren meant the world to him and he will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his entire family and many friends.
In addition to his beloved wife of more than 57 years, he is survived by two sons, Scott A. Bone and Darren K. Bone of Granite City; four grandchildren and a spouse, Kenneth and Heather Bone, Nicholas Bone, Kelly Bone and Stormi Collins; a great-grandson, Logan Bone; a sister, June Hecht of Granite City; other extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Janice Bone; three brothers, Oriel Bone, Harold “Bill” Bone and Harley Bone; two sisters, Helen Bradshaw and Ramona Sullivan; and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Harold and Veda McClelland.
In celebration of his life, visitation was Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City, where funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. The Revs. Barry Shepherd and Clint Wisdom officiated. Burial was at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to Gateway Hospice and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.