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Kenneth H. Whitehouse

Obituary for Kenneth H. Whitehouse

June 17, 1929 - February 1, 2020
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 90


Kenneth Hoover Whitehouse, 90, of Owensboro, entered into his eternal rest Feb 1, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Ken was a Korean war veteran, a long-time civil servant retiring as Postmaster after a 31 year career with the US Postal service. Kenneth was a lifelong member of the Breckenridge Street United Methodist Church where he served many roles including choir member, Sunday school teacher and Chairman of the administrative board. He was a member of the Owensboro Masonic Lodge #130, serving as a past Master and deputy district Grand Master. Kenneth served on the board of the Owensboro Federal Credit Union for 23 years and has the longest tenure as chairman in the history of the institution. He was awarded the 2008 Steve Brody Outstanding Volunteer Award by the Ky. Credit Union League. He also served on the board of the Friends of the Children at Mary Kendall Home.

Kenneth was preceded in Death by his son John Whitehouse, mother, Beatrice Coppage; brother, Onis Whitehouse, Jr and sisters Leola Milke and Wanda Beasley.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years Mary, daughters Linda Crabtree and Donna Whitehouse both of Owensboro; son, Alan Whitehouse and his wife Tina (Augusta, GA); grandchildren, Tonya Wells and her husband Jay (Newburn, TN), Dwayne "Kent" Crabtree and his wife Sherri (Louisville,KY), and great-grandchildren; Courtney, Alyssa, and Bailey Wells.

The funeral service for Kenneth Whitehouse will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, where visitation will be from 3:00 until 6:00 pm Monday and after 9:00 am Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery with military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Mary Kendall Home or Breckenridge Street United Methodist Church.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mary Kendall Home
    193 Phillips Court
    Owensboro, KY 42303
  • Breckinridge Street UMC
    1400 Breckinridge Street
    Owensboro, KY 42303

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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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