Kenneth Michael Landon

Farmington – Kenneth Michael Landon, 47, of Farmington, passed away at 1:30 AM on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on July 12, 1970 in Canton to William “Bill” and Donna M. (Meminger) Landon.

Surviving are his parents, Bill and Donna; two brothers, Todd (Kelli) Landon of Hanna City, and Joe (Wendy) Landon of Burleson, TX; niece and nephew, Addyson and Ben of Burleson, TX; three aunts; four uncles; and several cousins.

Ken was preceded in death by both paternal and maternal grandparents and one aunt, Jane.

Ken was employed at HGS starting on the phones when it was Ruppman and moving up to a trainor/manager. He was member and on the church board of Smithville Bible Church. He was program director at the Faith Bible Camp directing the 8-10-year-old group, directing this past week, and was also on the Faith Bible Camp board. He loved his family, church, friends, and particularly Faith Bible Camp in Yates City. He started as a day camper at age 8 and came up to become a counselor and then a vital part of the camp ministry. He gave his skills in photography, teaching, knowledge of computers and electronics, but most particularly his gift of music. He was a talented singer, song writer, and instrumentalist. Through his music he touched thousands of people. You could always count on him for a smile or a joke and he always looked for the best in people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Evangelical Free Church, 1300 E Chestnut St., Canton, IL. Rev. Keith Webster will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Smithville Cemetery in Rural Hanna City, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Evangelical Free Church in Canton. Memorials can be made to Faith Bible Camp. To view Ken’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to


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6 Responses to Kenneth Michael Landon

  1. Maria Hymes says:

    To Kenny’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was an exception man, and when I think of Faith Bible Camp I always think of him. I don’t think I was ever at camp and he was not there. His smile, jokes, music and love of our Lord Jesus always shined through in him. He was so funny, and talented in his photography and music. I loved to hear him play any instrument and sing. He will be greatly missed. As the theme song from camp, “I love Faith Bible Camp, but Heaven is better than this!” I rejoice he is in a better place and look forward to seeing him again. Because of Jesus, Maria (Schneider) Hymes

  2. Barb Tribe says:

    Kenny was so talented and heaven has received an excellent musician who used music to share God’s love and salvation message to many. He sang at our wedding and gave us great memories. Prayers for the Landon family, Faith Bible Camp, and his church families. Clinging to the promises, Barb Tribe.

  3. Bob & Carmen Williams says:


    Bad things happen to good people. I know nothing can help to ease all the pain and hurt of losing a close loved one but know that all the people who know you and your family are with you. As the days pass and you think of your son he will always be there and your friends will too.

  4. Nell Landon says:

    To Bill and Donna.
    I’m so sorry for your loss, I think of all our families. I remember talking to Kenny, his smooth calming voice. He will be missed.
    I wished I could be there. But, I will always think of you, Donna and your family.
    Aunt Nellie

  5. Jeff Slayton says:

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Kenny, but if he was anything like his Dad, I’m sure he was a good and honest man. Trust in God and we all will be together again. Take care

  6. Jeff Slayton says:

    I was so sorry to learn of your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet Kenny, but if he grew up to be like his Dad, I’m sure he was a good, caring, and honest man.

    Trust in God and we will all be together again.

    Take care

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