Kenneth Nelson Isom

May 19, 1935 – August 20, 2021

Kenneth Nelson Isom, 86, of Mitchell, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 19, 1935, on the Isom Family Farm in Mitchell, he was the son of John Carl and Pauline (Tirey) Isom.  He married Alice VanHoy on October 1, 1961.

Kenny retired from VanHoy, Inc. and was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a lifetime member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.  Kenny was patient, loving, witty, and a family man.   He loved his family, farm, church, and critters.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Cold War. 

Survivors include his wife, Alice VanHoy of Mitchell; sons, Jeff (Kate) Isom of Mitchell, Greg (April) Isom of Mitchell Eric (Tracy) Isom of Lowell, Michigan; grandchildren, Jon Carl (Cari) Isom, Thomas Isom, Larkin Isom, Cristy (Nick), Burlage, and Diann Gimbel; great-grandchildren, Norah and Charlotte

His parents and sister, Charlotte Ann Braman, preceded him in death.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, at Liberty Baptist Church with Greg Isom, David Powell, and Dennis Watterson officiating.  The burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

Casketbearers:  Jon Carl Isom. Thomas Isom, Jason Cosner, Larkin Isom, Seth Mutschler, Nick Burlage, and Stacey VanHoy. 

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