Kenneth H. HeardApril 26, 1924 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 93)
Kenneth H. Heard, 93, a resident of The Fountains in Bettendorf, died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2nd at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.
Born on April 26, 1924 in Garden Grove, California, Kenneth was the son of Henry Clay and Amanda (Page) Heard. On April 11, 1948 in Douglas County, Missouri, he married Esther J. Freeman. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1997. On November 7, 1998 in Ava, Missouri, he married Christine Page. She preceded him in death on June 22, 2013.
Kenneth served in the United States Army from 1943 – 1945, stationed in the South Pacific. He finished his high school education upon his honorable discharge from the Army. Kenneth worked as an Inspector in IPS for Alcoa for 33 years, retiring in 1986. He also drove a bus for Pleasant Valley Schools.
Kenneth was a devoted Christian. He was a long-time member of the Valley General Baptist church where he served as a deacon, taught Sunday school, and worked as a youth leader. Kenneth enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He loved to play spinner dominos and visit with many friends at the Fountains. He had a life-long devotion to his faith and family.
Survivors include his children: Lietta (Glen) Riexinger of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Gail (Danny) Gatton of Bettendorf, Mike (Deede) Heard of LeClaire, Bryan (Jean) Heard of Davenport; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; siblings: Leonard (Theta) Heard of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Shirley (Coday) Draper of Springfield, Missouri; sisters-in-law Twila (Leroy) Winkle of Sparta, Missouri and Doris Heard of Hobbs, New Mexico.
In addition to his wives, Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert and Arnold.