Kenneth L. Bath
Date of Birth: June 21, 1933
Date of Death: May 2, 2019
A private family graveside service will be held
Canton- Kenneth L. Bath, 85, of Canton, passed away at 5:50 AM Thursday May 2, 2019 at Graham Hospital.
He was born June 21, 1933 in Cuba, the son of Jack and Evelyne (Jones) Bath. He married June Lynch on March 22, 1956 at Palmyra, MO. She survives with two sons, Thomas K. (Sheila) Bath of Aurora, CO; and Jack D. Bath of Denver, CO; two granddaughters, Alexandria Bath of West Palm Beach, FL; and Trinity Archdale of Lewistown, and two nieces, Evelyn Kay Pillow, and Shirley Lynn Cassidy. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jack Bath Jr. and one sister in law, Shirlee Bath.
Kenneth graduated from Lewistown High School, Knox College, and John Marshall Law School. He practiced law with the firm of Sebo and Bath until 1975 when he became a Circuit Judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit, until his retirement in 1996. He served in the United States Army from 1955-1957. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lewistown.
A private family graveside service will be held at Cuba Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church PO Box 214 Lewistown, IL 61542. Condolences may be made at henrylange.com
From: Lowell and Mary Aten May 2 2019 7:58PM Dear June and Family,
Praying that you will find comforted surrounded by your many friends, your family and your faith. You are in many people's prayers. Love to you! Mary and Lowell
From: Jim Maynard May 3 2019 7:17AM We are very sorry to hear about Ken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Ken was a great guy and touched the lives of many. He will be missed.
Jim and Dee Maynard
From: Tom Rashid May 3 2019 7:31AM I will miss Judge Bath. A great man who earned a great reputation. It was a pleasure getting to know him and his wife over the years. He will be a loss to our community. God bless the Bath family. From: Connie J. boone May 3 2019 10:08AM So very sorry for your loss June and family. I have many fond memories of working with Ken at the courthouse. He will be missed. From: Dennis Owens May 3 2019 3:14PM June,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family in this time. I so much enjoyed visiting with you and Ken at Graham. I always looked forward to seeing you both on Friday mornings. I was so saddened this morning when I went to his room and heard the news. I will cherish memories of you both. You positive spirit and interest in life was encouraging to me.
Be assured that I will continue to lift you, and your family, in prayer in the coming days and weeks.
Dennis Owens, Chaplain at Graham Hospital and Pastor of Canton 1st Church of the Nazarene
From: Margie Gramlich May 3 2019 3:58PM Dear June and Family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Ken was always a pleasure to work with and a pillar of his community. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Mary Burroughs May 3 2019 10:00PM June and family, so sorry for your loss. You will remember me as Mary Long or Mary Jr..(my nickname) while working at the law firm of Sebo, Bath and Wilson. Many memories with all, including watching the boys grow. From: Dee Dee Doubet May 4 2019 9:12AM June and family -- I was saddened to hear of Judge Bath's death. I loved working with him and could always count on some dry comment to make me laugh. He was a good judge and one of his favorite Bath-isms was, "Don't lean on that," referring to defendants who tried to invade his space by touching his bench in the courtroom. We haven't had contact for many years since we both retired, but I remember him fondly. You have my sympathies. From: Randal and Brenda Rumler May 4 2019 12:34PM Brenda and I wish to convey our deepest sympathy to June and all of the Bath family at the passing of our cherished friend Kenny. We have many fond remembrances of our times together at St James and the Courthouse.We will miss his wit, wisdom, and character, We send all of you our love and our prayers for strength and peace. May God's peace that passes all understanding remain with you always. From: Jennifer McCombs & Lester Miller May 4 2019 11:11PM Les and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. From: Chris Brown May 4 2019 11:14PM Dear June & Family, So Very Sorry to hear of the loss of your husband! My thoughts are with you during this trying time! I hope that the condolences of your friends & colleges will help, in some small way, to ease the pain of this trying time! May Peace Be With You, Sincerely, Chris Brown From: Randy Wright May 6 2019 6:48PM Dear Mrs. Bath ,so sorry to hear of Kenneth's passing. My sincerest condolences. Many fond memories growing up with Tom and Jay back in the old neighborhood. Always such a nice man to all us ! He will be missed. Thinking of You, Tom and Jay ! Send them my condolences. PRAYERS Randy Wright. From: Paula Hand May 6 2019 10:59PM June & family, so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. In love and sympathy, Paula From: Tom Homer May 7 2019 11:33AM My sincere condolences. I have many wonderful memories of practicing before Judge Bath! From: Tom Homer May 7 2019 11:36AM My sincere condolences. I have many fond memories of practicing before Judge Bath. From: Shannon Boyd Caperton May 24 2019 10:01AM June - I am so sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.