Kenneth Atherton

July 07, 1930 ‒ March 19, 2016

Bellville, Ohio

MT VERNON: Kenneth L. Atherton passed away Saturday morning March 19, 2016 in the Laurels of Mt. Vernon. He was 85.

He was born July 7, 1930 in Knox County to parents Stanley & Marie (Horn) Atherton.

For most of his life he worked as a farmer.

He is survived by his wife Audrey Atherton of Mount Vernon; sons; stepdaughter Patty (Lee) Smith of Butler; grandson Joshua Plenge; five siblings; nieces nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by a brother and sister.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 25, 2016 10-11 a.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Graveside services will immediately follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate.

Contributions in Ken’s memory to Snyder Funeral Homes (to assist his family with funeral expenses) may be made at the funeral home.


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  • So Sorry to hear of his death, he was always at the Sr. meetings in the Adult center when I worked there and always had a smile. He will be missed, D’

  • Fuzzy was my friend through thick and thin.
    We like to see the tractor shows.
    Tractor pulls at the world fair.

  • I am sure going to miss that big smile and laugh! Wade calling you Dodge and you calling him Chevy, sitting on mom’s front porch talking about cattle and tractors. You will be sadly missed.