Kenneth W. Eyman, 96, of Mulberry Grove, died on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Greenville Nursing and Rehab Center, in Greenville surrounded by family.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at McInturff Cemetery following the service.
Mr. Eyman was born to Roy and Minnie (Kutchenwriter) Eyman on Feb. 10, 1926, at the family home in Pittsburg, IL. He was a lifelong, Mulberry Grove community resident. He married Madeline Minnie Mindrup on April 6, 1948, and they were happily married for 71 years before she died on Sept. 19, 2019.
He worked at Eakin and Emerick for 35 years, and for a short period of time, he worked for Pet Milk and Therma King in Greenville. He owned and operated Eyman’s Restaurant, in Mulberry Grove for 10 years and he retired from Carlyle Syntec in Greenville. In the early 80s he owned and operated Eyman’s Country Music Show in Mulberry Grove.
He was a member of the Christian Science Society and was strong in his faith. He was a good father and family man, a hard worker, and his passion was for music and entertaining. He played music his whole life and loved the steel guitar. He had his own band called the Okaw Ramblers.
He is survived by sons, Maurice E. (Jan) Eyman of Sparks, NV, Larry D. (Brenda) Eyman of Keyesport, K. Rick (Calista) Eyman of Vandalia; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Keith Russell Eyman; a granddaughter, Jenara Eyman; and two brothers, Darrell and Claude Eyman.
Memorial contributions may be given to McInturff Cemetery, 451 E. 1550 Ave., Vandalia, IL 62471. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts to help maintain the cemetery grounds.
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