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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Kenneth L. Caldwell

  • Kenneth L. Caldwell, 74, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 9 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home.
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  • Kenneth L. Caldwell, 74, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 9 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at his home. 
    Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Wednesday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Caldwell was born February 12, 1940, in Louisiana, Mo., to Kenneth C. and Lena Ethel Bolomey Caldwell.
    He was married to Dora Lee Smith on June 11, 1960, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.
    Other survivors include four children, Tony E. Caldwell of Hannibal, Mo., Sherry Wallace (Neil) of Hannibal, Mo.,  Justin Caldwell of Hannibal, Mo., and Corinna Waters; one brother, Carl Caldwell (Barbara) of Independence, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Sara Malone (Cody), Jeremy Bowen, Amanda Gibbons (Cliff), William Wallace, Sadie Wallace, Jonathen Wallace, Dottie Franklin, Tiffany Yakes, and Amber Pagitt; five great-grandchildren, Alyson Malone, Mason Malone, Jacob Yakes, Kaylynn Gillam and Harper Lynn Gibbons; one niece, Carla Massie; one nephew, Larry Caldwell; and one great-niece, Katie Mae Massie.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
    Mr. Caldwell retired after 27 years with the Hannibal Police Department and retired after 17 years as an investigator for the State Public Defenders office. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with family and grandkids and great-grandkids. He also liked music and enjoyed playing the steel guitar. Mr. Caldwell liked to piddle and tinker with things. Kenneth was talented cook and was "famous" for his garbage can feeds, that were enjoyed by all.  He was a Christian by faith. 
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will be Kenny Glascock, Mike Lewis, Larry Vaughn, Roy Hark, Paul Schutze and Bob Moyers.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Gilland, Russell Spurling, Billy Rush, Eddie Bogue, Bill Marshall, Ray Allen, Tom Motley and Carl Nelson.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
     

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