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Kenneth N. Vance, 89, Kokomo, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Waterford Place Health Campus. He was born July 3, 1927 in Auburntown, Tennessee to Otis and Mae Vance. He married Audrey Taylor on Jan. 6, 1951. She preceded him in death Jan. 7, 2010. Kenneth was in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948. In 1965, Kenneth founded and owned Vance Construction. He had built over 200 homes. Kenneth was a member of Fair Havens Christian Missionary Alliance Church, a lifetime contributor to Father Flanagan's Boy's Town USA, and was also a member of the National Home Builders Association. He also enjoyed writing.
Survivors include his children, Dan (Judy) Vance, Kokomo, David Vance, Sharpsville, and Lou Ann Keeling (Heath), Kokomo; 10 grandchildren, Nathan (Marti) Vance, Heather Vance, Jesse Vance, Adam (Maranda) Vance, Andrew Vance, Charles Vance, Zach Kuhns, Taylor Kuhns, Kaitlyn Keeling, Kendall Keeling, Brianna Vance, Samantha Vance, Parker Vance, Hunter Vance, Audrey Vance, Tanner Vance, Ava Vance, Austin Vance, and Charlie Vance; a brother, Charles Vance of Smyrna, Tennessee; and a sister, Carlene Alexander, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Audrey Vance; and two brothers, Carlton and David Vance.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Fair Havens Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 1216 S. 300 West, with Pastor John Zwirn officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery. There will be military rites provided by the U.S. Navy and the Kokomo Military Rites Teams. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 also at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, 354 West Street, Valparaiso. Online condolences may be made at www.stoutandson.com. Stout & Son Funeral Home, Russiaville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on April 22, 2017
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