Kenneth Longman

Thursday, November 28, 2002

Kenneth Wayne Longman, 73, of Jackson died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002, at Monticello House in Jackson.

He was born May 30, 1929, in Herrin, Ill., son of Walter J. and Ida Hiller Longman. He and Anita Catani were married Nov. 12, 1953, in Herrin.

Longman was a 1947 graduate of Herrin High School, and a 1956 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He served with the U.S. Navy in Korea.

He worked in management 20 years at the former hosiery mill in Jackson, and 10 years as a supervisor at Recticel Foam in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4th Degree member and former deputy grand knight of Knights of Columbus, member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158, and past president of Jackson Jaycees.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Mike Longman of Fruitland, Lonnie Longman of Jackson; two daughters, Kendra Boos of Gordonville, Nancy Toombs of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.; two brothers, Walter Longman of Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Longman of Cave Junction, Ore.; a sister, Carolyn Hollowell of Paducah, Ky.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Parish prayers will be at 7, followed by Knights of Columbus service at 7:30.

Funeral Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church. Msgr. Edward Eftink will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery, with a military honors service.