MOUNT VERNON — Judge Kenneth J. Meyers, 74, passed away at 3:28 a.m. April 14, 2018, at his residence in Mount Vernon with his wife by his side.
He was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Gary, Indiana, to Charles J. and Luella (Krone) Meyers. He first married Susan Robbins on June 19, 1965, in Mattoon, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 24, 2012. He later married Mindy E. (Bumpus) Koch on Dec. 14, 2013, in Mount Vernon, and she survives.
Judge Meyers is survived by his wife, Mindy E. Meyers of Mount Vernon; daughter, Angela Kniery and husband, Dr. Paul Kniery of Bowling Green, Kentucky; son, Greg Meyers of Edwardsville; five grandchildren, Sam Kniery, Joe Kniery, Bridget Kniery, Alex Meyers, and Evan Meyers; stepsons, Kraig Koch and wife, Ashley of Chicago, and Brian Edward “Ed” Koch of Saint Louis; brothers, Terry Meyers and wife, Darla of Kankakee, and Bill Meyers and wife, Carolyn of North Carolina; sister, Betty Logan of Effingham; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife, Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles and Jimmy Meyers.
Judge Meyers worked as a United States Magistrate Judge in 1975 and as the Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge in 1986. He was a member of Mount Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819 and Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was dearly loved, much respected, and will be missed by all who knew him.
A visitation was held Monday, April 16, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, with Father John Iffert officiating. Entombment will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Keller Cemetery in Lovington. Memorials may be made in Kenneth’s honor to the National Down Syndrome Society or Saint Mary Catholic School.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.