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Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Jones, age 40, of Greenville, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2012 at Metron of Greenville. Born on May 8, 1972, in Grand Rapids, with multiple health and developmental challenges, Kenny lived a life full of love and warmth. Besides the love of his Momma, he responded to those with kind hearts by sharing his beautiful smile.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Carl Cory in 1995; his grandmother, Bertie Cory in 2005; an uncle, Ron Cory in 1982; and by an aunt, Nancy Thompson in 2012.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Barbara & Stan McMeeken of Greenville; a brother, Jim Jones of Grand Rapids; aunts and uncles, Pat & Ron Flashaar of Greenville, Deb & Paul Thornton of Fenwick, and Carla & Dee Burnett of Greenville; many cousins; and several special caregivers.

Visitation is Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Mike Haefner of the First Congregational Church will officiate, and graveside committal services will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan are available at the funeral home. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Kenny’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Anonymous on September 30, 2012 at 12:00 am


    10/06/2012 –

    Cherie Locke-Fenton

    Barb and Family, I took care of “Monkey” the entire time he resided at Metron of Greenville and he will always hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loving family. I’m just certain he is up in heaven running around and smiling down upon us. I’m grateful that their is a loving angel looking down upon all of us. Take Care of yourself. Love, Cherie

    10/04/2012 –

    Lisa Rittersdorf Gardner

    Dear Barb and Family,
    I am sorry to hear about Kenny. You are an inspiration to me of how a mother can love so deeply. You, Kenny, and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa Rittersdorf Gardner and Family

    10/03/2012 –

    Tara Rickle

    Barb, Stan, and Jim,
    My thoughts are with you all as you celebrate Kenny’s life and as you grieve his passing. Much love to you all…

    10/03/2012 –

    Kim Heether

    Barb, I am so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. He has been strong for so long. He was blessed by having you for his mother/angel. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

    10/02/2012 –

    Lora Edgar and Family

    Our hearts go out to you Barb and Stan for the loss of someone so very special. Kenny was a wonderful soul, who always had a smile despite the crosses he had to carry. He had the most wonderful Mother though, I don’t think he could have possibly been loved more.

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