June 23, 2017


Rev. Richard E. Kendall – Bedford
March 9, 1947 – June 21, 2017
Rev. Richard E. Kendall, 70, of Bedford, died at 6:49 pm on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at I.U. Health Bloomington Hospital.
Born March 9, 1947, in Glacia, IL, he was the son of Ira and Vila Belle (Fortune) Kendall. He married Myra (Eggers) Butler on March 2, 1984 and she survives. He was a retired minister and carpenter and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Indian Creek Township. He was raised in Gospel Assembly Churches and ministered a small congregation of the church in Bedford. He had ministered in all fifty states and all over the world including Siberia, Russia, Haiti, Africa, Israel, and Canada.
Survivors include his wife, Myra, of Bedford; a son, Chris Butler and Kelly Thompson, of Bedford; a daughter, Tess Butler, of Oolitic; a grandson, Andrew Butler, of Bedford; his mother-in-law, Martha M. Craig, of Bedford; four sisters, Virginia Downs and husband, Larry, Elizabeth Zaranti and husband, Anthony, Cynthia Jann and husband, Chris, and Linda Kendall; two brothers, Timothy Kendall and wife, Susan, Leslie Kendall and wife, Jennifer; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Patsy Stallings and Dorothy Duty; three brothers, Ira, Ronald, and Paul.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th at the Silverville Missionary Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27th at the Day & Carter Mortuary.
The family asks that friends consider memorial contributions be made to the Indian Creek Volunteer Fire Department, attn: Monte Wright.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.daycarter.com.

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