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Kenneth Ray (Ken) Babcock, 89, Adair County, KY (1927-2016)

Ken was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, a US Coast Guard World War II veteran and was a retired mechanical engineer for US Steel in Chicago, IL and had operated a farm on Toria Road, near Sparksville, Adair County, for many years. He was a native of Joliet, Illinois. His wife, Geraldine "Jeri"Kay Taylor Babcock, survives. He leaves nine direct and four step living descendants.
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Kenneth Ray "Ken" Babcock, 89 of Columbia, KY passed away Monday November 7, 2016 at the Russell County Hospital in Russell Springs, KY after several weeks illness.

Memorial service: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 4pmCT, at the Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Clergy officiating: will be Bro. Terry White. The family will receive friends after 1:30pmCT, on Saturday at Columbia Christian Church. Cremation was chosen.

Kenneth Ray (Ken) Babcock, 89, Adair County, KY (1927-2016)

He was born September 26, 1927 in Joliet, IL. He was the son of the late Raymond Shield and Velma Marston Babcock. He died Monday, November 7, 2016, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 89 years, one month, and 12 days.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bea Babcock, and by one son Kenneth Babcock Jr.

He later married Geraldine "Jeri" Kay Taylor Babcock, who survives, of Columbia, KY.

He is survived by:
  • One son: Doug Babcock of Columbia, KY

  • Four step children: Anita Boetsma of Mesa, AZ; Sue Irwin and husband Jim of Plymouth, IN; Bill Hoppe of South Bend, IN; Brian Hoppe and wife JoEtta of Bedford, IN

  • One sister: Shirley Regan of Oak Lawn, IL

  • Eight grandchildren: David and Dane Babcock, Shelbi Babcock, Jeannie Smith, Dan Sheehan, Andy Sheehan, David Hoppe, Zachary Hoppe, and Jon Hoppe
Ken was a member of the Columbia Christian Church, a US Coast Guard World War II veteran and was a retired mechanical engineer for US Steel in Chicago, IL and had operated a farm on Toria Road for many years.

Send condolences to the family of Kenneth Ray "Ken" Babcock

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Kenneth Ray (Ken) Babcock, 89, Adair County, KY (1927-2016)

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Kenneth Ray (Ken) Babcock, 89, Adair County, KY (1927-2016)

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