Kenneth Hughes


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 5:07 pm
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Kenneth L. Hughes, 90, of New Windsor, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Mercer County Nursing Home, Aledo.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery, New Windsor. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha, where memorials may be left to the American Red Cross or the New Kingdom Trail Riders. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
He was born April 19, 1922, in Griffin, Ill., to Roy and Ada Young Hughes. He attended the local schools and married Colleen Lynn Dec. 30, 1944, in New Windsor.
Kenney was a lifetime livestock farmer. He owned and raised world class Standard-bred race horses. He owned and raised the record-holding 2-year-old trotter horse racing champion; a record that he held for 12 years.
He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in New Windsor, United States Trotting Association, Illinois Harness Horseman's Association and Mercer County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed reading and trail riding.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen; three daughters, Laurel Hughes and Connie Bina, both of Rock Island, and Jean (Lonnie) Daves, Sherrard; one son, Grant Hughes, New Windsor; six grandchildren; one sister, Norma Hines, Novato, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Donna Bollbach and Laurel Lindgren.












 



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