John Kennon

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John J. Kennon, 77-year-old resident of Harviell, MO departed this life on Thursday, January 25, 2024, in Jonesboro, AR, following a brief battle with cancer.  Mr. Kennon was born November 3, 1946, in Butler County, MO, to the late Joe and Florence Medlin Kennon.


John retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service; 1965-1985.  After retiring he again retired from Nucor Yamato Steel in Blytheville, AR.  He loved horses, scuba diving, and investments, and he was also a member of the Maynard Saddle Club.  He attended Second Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.


On September 7, 2019, John and Carolyn Staten Morgan were married; she survives.  Also surviving are his children, Jeff Kennon (Rae) of Blytheville, AR; Gene Kennon (Marilyn) of Blytheville, AR; Joy Belton (Steve) of Poplar Bluff, MO; Jill McGruder (Curt) of Harviell, MO; and John Morgan (Aileen) of Jacksonville, FL; sister, Connie Steele (Larry) of Doniphan; brother, Larry Casteel of Doniphan; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 2:00 P.M. in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Francis officiating.  Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday, and burial will be in the Johnston Chapel Cemetery.

A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Edwards Funeral Home, Inc.
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