Kenneth Jarrell

Obituary of Kenneth Jarrell

Kenneth Jarrell of Dexter, son of the late Elijah Monroe and Bessie Bell Hopkins Jarrell, was born in Bloomfield on May 24, 1925, and passed away on April 19, 2017, at his home near Dexter at the age of 91 years, 10 months and 26 days.

Kenneth had lived in the Dexter area all of his life. He had owned and operated the K. M. Jarrell Heating, Air and Electrical in Dexter until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks Lodge and enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

On April 4, 1970, he married Keitha Davis VanderHeyden. She preceded him in death on June 13, 1991.

Surviving are one son & wife, Terry M. & Robin Jarrell of Phoenix, Arizona; four daughters & spouses, Loretta F. Mitchell of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Nancy Campbell of St. Louis, Diane & Kevin McKinnis of Fair Grove, and Stacy & Jim Schrader of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Ann Ricketts of Walhalla, Michigan and a special niece, Jennette Davis of Dexter. Other relatives and many friends also survive. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kiplin Boyd Jarrell, Carl Otto Jarrell, one in infancy and two sisters, Faye Strouts and Frances Carr.

Friends may call on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

Interment will be in the Lick Creek Cemetery near Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.