Kenneth Striplin, 68


Kenneth “Ken” Striplin, 68 of Carlinville, died on  Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.  

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., the time of service, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville. Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Litchfield at a later date. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home in Carlinville is  assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Striplin was born on Sept. 26, 1952, in Litchfield, a son of Charles and Lenora (Pickett) Striplin. His first marriage to Mary Kelso ended with her passing away.  He later married Julie (Otken) in 2013.

Mr. Striplin had worked in construction for Zimmerman Grain Bins and Morton Buildings in Litchfield. In Carlinville, he was employed by Hays Trucking, hauling dairy products for Prairie Farms Dairy and also worked for Macoupin County FS.  Most recently was a truck driver for Huyear Farms. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Being with family and friends brought him the most enjoyment.

Mr. Striplin is survived by his wife, Julie Striplin of Carlinville; step-children, Natasha Scott of Mississippi, Cody Stewart of Springfield, Davy Jones of Carlinville and Carl Jones; seven grandchildren; siblings, Richard (Nancy) Striplin of Madison, KY, Charles L. Striplin of Springfield, Bonnie (Keith) Horn of Lake Kaho, Rhoda (Alfred) Vaniter of Gillespie and Linda Large of Gillespie; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kem Alee Striplin; and brother Gerald Striplin.

 Memorials may be made to Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, MO. Condolences may be left online at