Kenneth Eugene Oglesby, 61, of Osceola, died Monday, March 17, 2008, in Osceola. He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in St. Louis, Mo. He was a former teacher and member of The Holy Church of Christ. He had lived in Osceola for 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Leomi Oglesby of Mississippi.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth Oglesby, Jr., of East St. Louis, Ill.; sisters, Deborah McKinney of Washington Park, Ill., and Sheila Fox, of Rantoul, Ill.; an aunt, Dorothy Swanson of Roswell, Ga.; brothers, Ronald Oglesby and Stanford Oglesby, and a half-brother, Kevin Payne, all of East St. Louis, Ill.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24 at Bethlehem MB Church in Osceola with Minister James R. Williams, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Whiteside Cemetery in Osceola. Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.