HOWARD — Kenneth W. Hallam, 79, of Howard, passed Jan. 23, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Olive Green to James and Dorothy (Clawson) Hallam.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and member of the American Legion. He retired in 2000 from State Farm Insurance in Columbus where he was employed for 36 years.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Carolyn M. (Blakely) Hallam, whom he married in October 1957; three sons, Kenneth (Trish) Hallam II of Delaware, Kirk Hallam of Howard, Kraig (Carrie) Hallam of Westerville; daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Hallam of Plain City; three brothers, Dick Hallam of Grove City, Don (Sally) Hallam of Loudonville and John (Susan) Hallam of Massachusetts; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kevin Hallam; brother, David Hallam; sister, Connie Reidy; and a grandson, Christian Hallam.
A Memorial Mass will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville, with Father Victor R. Wesolowski as celebrant. The Knox County Joint Veterans Council will provide military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Sanctuary at St. Luke, 307 S. Market St., Danville, OH 43014.
The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements for the Hallam family.
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