Kenneth J. McNeilly

Age 83, of Holt, passed away February 9, 2012 surrounded by his immediate family. He was born April 9, 1928, in Ionia, MI, the son of the late Glenn and Isabel McNeilly.

Kenneth served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Meijer, where he managed the sporting goods department, following 23 years of service. He also worked as an office manager for Spartan Barricading.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his brother Donald. He is survived by his wife, Beverly McNeilly; children, Parna Westfall, Donald (Margaret) McNeilly, Kevin (Pattie) McNeilly, and Kenneth (Tresea) McNeilly; grandchildren, Stacy (Dion) Gideon, Meghan McNeilly, Jordan McNeilly, Danielle McNeilly, Chris McNeilly, Nick McNeilly and Mandy Westfall; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Sherd.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with the Rev. Dan Shinabarger officiating. Interment will take place at Danby Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Don McNeilly
February 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

You were the Best Dad ever. Thanks for everything.

Love you always,


johnny nichols
February 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

My best friend Don, you made tears come to my eyes telling about your stories with your dad. I met your dad several times over the years and I really enjoyed our visits together. I know he will be missed by all.

regina sawyer
February 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to the entire family.

Stacy Gideon
February 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I was very blessed to have such a great man for my grandpa! He was loving, caring, generous and had a wonderful sense of humor! His laugh was contagious and made you feel good. I wish I could be with my family during this tough time but circumstances just don’t allow that. I will be thinking and praying for you all! Please know that I am there in spirit. I Love you grandpa!

Tammy (Graves) Scott
February 11, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Woody Wright
February 12, 2012 at 11:47 am

You know I thought of you as my Father. You took me on vacations, you took me hunting, you were there at my football games and my wrestling matches. You made me feel as if I was one of your Sons. I cannot begin to tell you how much you influenced my life. I know you were very proud of me as I was proud to be considered your fourth Son. Dad, please know that you will always be in my heart and know that Mom and you did a wonderful job of raising your family. I will never never forget what you have done for me. Go now and rest, your work here is done.
Prince is waiting for you to take him Pheasant Hunting.


Rev. Sue Alvera
February 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm

We have shared the same birthday, and we have shared much in our conversations together. Thank you for letting me witness the deep love you shared for your family, your love for Gospel Music, and for all the hospitality you have shown me whether it be in your home, your hospital rooms, Green Acres, or at the Holt facility.

I will cherish these times we have shared.

Sheri Ware (Stacy's Mom)
February 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Ken was a wonderful man who will be missed by his family and many friends. My prayers are with all of you.


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