In loving memory of

Kenneth Lavern Love
March 1, 1928 - June 19, 2020

Kenneth Love, 92 of Carson, IA, passed away at his home on June 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Rev. Mike Stevens officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Carson Cemetery. Visitation will held on Friday, June 26, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials: Please no flowers per the request of the family. Memorials are directed to the family.

Kenneth Lavern Love was born on March 1, 1928 (aka a February 29th Leap year baby) in Panora, Iowa, one of nine children of Charles Elmer and Statta (Thorn) Love. He attended schools in Panora through the 10th grade. Kenny served in the United States Army, from October 19, 1950 until September 3, 1952 during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Corporal. Following his honorable discharge, he worked for the Macedonia Telephone Company and then to Carson, Oakland, and Treynor Telephone until his retirement after 27 years.

Kenny was a member of the Wheeler Grove Church of Christ near Carson, Iowa and the Macedonia and Carson Volunteer Fire Departments. He enjoyed gardening, camping, dancing, listening to old time country music and attending area country music jams where he played the spoons.

Kenny passed away on June 19, 2020 in Carson at the age of 92 years, 3 months, and 18 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Kenneth Love and Randy Love; sisters, Lucille Solley, Velma Pryor, Melba Hardman, Phyllis Knapp, and Judy Bogs; and brothers, Joy Love and Terry Love.

Kenny is survived by his daughter, Margaret "Jeannie" Love of Atlantic, IA; grandchildren, Sara (Love) Mallinger, Jessie Love, Abby Paddock, Kerry Hansen, Kristi Hansen, and Eric Love; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother Wayne Love; extended relatives; and a host of friends


Lori Smith wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Kenny was a special guy to our family. This makes me so sad that i found out too late to attend his funeral or visitation. My mom, Sharon Fender said the last time they ate with Kenny in Avoca he was doing the spoons and very good at it too. My dad and Kenny were two of a kind. Now they are being ornery together in Heaven. We love you Kenny! RIP! Sending prayers to the family! "

Sonya Fender Gardner wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"Many thoughts and prayers sent to all Kenny's family. "

Sonya Fender Gardner wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"I just found out today of Kenny's passing and so sad I missed the services. I couldnt stop crying. He was such great friends with my mom and dad, Sharon and the late Jimmy Fender. He was honorary pallbearer for my dads funeral this past July. I have many memories of him growing up. He always gave me hugs and told me he loved me. Always joking around. I will never forget Kenny. RIP! Love you always!! "

Brad Swope wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Enjoyed talking to Kenny, I will miss seeing him outside and honking at him. Brad Swope "

Denny jamidon wrote on Jun 22, 2020:

"I am sorry for your loss of father grandfather .with grate regret I could not have spent more time with Kenny and family"