Kenneth Irwin Sr.

June 21, 1939 - November 14, 2021


Kenneth Eugene Irwin, age 82, of Lamar, Missouri passed away November 14, 2021, at his home.

Kenneth was born June 21, 1939 in Kenton, Ohio to Marcus Dean Irwin and Easter M (Ison) Irwin. On December 21, 1957, Kenneth married Betsy Ann Ross in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Kenneth worked as a Skid Steer Operator for Pennington Seed, during his younger years he worked for several dairy farms across Michigan and Ohio, and most of his life he was experienced backhoe operator, working across various states. He enjoyed playing pool and loved his horses and being around horses. He was also an amateur boxer and enjoyed watching boxing.

Survivors include his wife Betsy, two sons; Kenneth (Kimberly) Irwin Jr. and Jesse (Tula) Irwin, all of Lamar, two daughters; Cindy (Don) Poe of Carthage, Missouri and Wendy (Larry) Cameron of Lamar, MO, nine grandchildren; Kenneth Irwin, William “Bill” Irwin, Kendall Irwin, Craig Irwin, Jory Irwin, Tierra Irwin, Ashley Gastel, Adam Hartman and Garrett Cameron, three step-grandchildren; Larry Cameron Jr., Sabrina Cameron and Levi Cameron, many great-grandchildren, one sister; Edna (Allen) Horton along with several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Bill Irwin and Thaddeus Irwin, four sisters; Vivian and Lillian Irwin (twins), Marie Nichols and Irene Risner, and one granddaughter, Sasha Irwin.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m.,Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Newport Cemetery in Lamar, MO.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested to the family in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

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