Judge Kenneth J. Meyers, 74, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:28 A.M. April 14, 2018 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois with his wife by his side. He was born February 25, 1944 in Gary, Indiana to Charles J. and Luella (Krone) Meyers. He first married Susan Robbins on June 19, 1965 in Mattoon, Illinois and she preceded him in death on October 24, 2012. He later married Mindy E. (Bumpus) Koch on December 14, 2013 in Mount Vernon, Illinois and she survives.
Judge Meyers is survived by his wife, Mindy E. Meyers of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughter, Angela Kniery and husband, Dr. Paul Kniery of Bowling Green, Kentucky; son, Greg Meyers of Edwardsville, Illinois; five grandchildren, Sam Kniery, Joe Kniery, Bridget Kniery, Alex Meyers, and Evan Meyers; stepsons, Kraig Koch and wife, Ashley of Chicago, Illinois and Brian Edward “Ed” Koch of Saint Louis, Missouri; brothers, Terry Meyers and wife, Darla of Kankakee, Illinois and Bill Meyers and wife, Carolyn of North Carolina; sister, Betty Logan of Effingham, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Charles and Jimmy Meyers.
Judge Meyers worked as a United States Magistrate Judge in 1975 and as the Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge in 1986. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819 and Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was dearly loved, much respected, and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Father John Iffert officiating. Entombment will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at Keller Cemetery in Lovington, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Kenneth’s honor to the National Down Synrome Society or Saint Mary Catholic School.