Edgar 'Ken' Leavenworth, Jr, 86 of Mahomet (formerly of High Springs FL and Bloomington IL), died on the morning of Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
There will be a visitation at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar, Mahomet on Friday, April 22 from 1-2 pm. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2pm at the funeral home. In accordance with family wishes, Ken will be cremated after the service and burial will be at a later date.
Ken was born on July 20, 1935 in Detroit, MI to Edgar Leavenworth, Sr and Emily (Thompson) Leavenworth. He married Judy Lewis in August 1956 in Detroit and together they adopted and raised 6 children. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy on February 28, 2013; a son, Kendrick; and 1 sister, Helen.
He is survived by his 5 children; Melinda (Thomas) Williams of Chicago, Sandra (Mike) Froman of El Paso, Susan (Jake) Hurlbert of Mahomet, Joseph Leavenworth of FL and Michael (Amanda) Leavenworth of Mahomet; a daughter-in-law, Ann Leavenworth of OH; 7 grandchildren, Caleb, Ian, Mandy, Tia, Sean, Victor and Nicholas; 1 great-granddaughter, Sophia; and 1 brother, Howard Leavenworth of CO.
Ken graduated from Albion College in Michigan, and continued his education at the University of Michigan and later at Illinois State University. He worked for State Farm Insurance beginning in November, 1959 as a database administrator. He was active in the lay speaking ministry of his church (First United Methodist Church, Archer FL). He loved animals, and often spoke of his beloved dogs (Lady Winnifred Chittendon, Tam o 'Shanter, Peaches) and cats (Teaberry, Shady, Street) that he lived with over the years.
Memorials may be made to Eversight at eversightvision.org.