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Kenneth L. Cadwallader

Kenneth L. Cadwallader passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Fountain City, Indiana surrounded by his loving family. He had been in failing health since 2007 when he had many strokes following surgery. He was born on August 16, 1945 to Melvin and Pauline (Kenworthy) Cadwallader.
   Ken lived in Randolph and Wayne County his entire life. He was an avid Civil War buff and loved traveling to Civil War sites. He enjoyed all things John Deere and anything oil or motorcycle related. He also had an interest in antique 2 cylinder tractors. He traveled many miles on his Harley-Davidson until his health failed.
   Ken retired from First Bank Richmond after 42 years of service. He started in 1968 as Customer Service and Collection Manager of First Federal Savings and Loan. In 1972, he was promoted to Assistant Vice President. In 1986, he was named Vice President Head of the Mortgage Loan Department. He spent the last few years as Branch Manager of the Northside Branch. After he retired he went back to First Bank to work part time with the “Cellar Crew” doing odd jobs and running errands.
   A graduate of Indiana Business College, he held Certificates of Achievement from the Institute of Financial Education including Real Estate Law and independent studies in the area of appraising.
   He had been on the Board of Directors of the Home Builders of Wayne County, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, and Realtors of Wayne County.
   He was a member of Bethel Christian Church where he was treasurer and drove a church bus. He also attended Spartanburg Methodist Church.
   Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Jane Hollinger Cadwallader; his sons, Aaron (Kelley) Cadwallader of Portland, IN and Jerry Cadwallader; his daughter Kim and her husband Joe Seagraves, of Lizella, GA; his granddaughter Katy (Brandon Floyd, Kelly, step-grandchildren Britny Cooper, Brett Seagraves, Brandon Seagraves, all of Georgia, and Scott Kelly of Richmond, IN; his great-grandchildren Cheyenne, Lane and Ryley; his sister, Patricia Sherwood of Florida; his sister-in-law and her husband Susan & Darrel Chenoweth, nieces and nephews and his very special buddies Molly and Scooter.
   Preceding him in death were his parents, his brother-in-law Oslo Sherwood and his father and mother-in-law Ira and Pauline Hollinger.
   Ken's family sends special thank you to Dr. Kumar and his staff and to the Hospice Advantage Muncie Staff. Memorial Contributions can be made in lieu of flowers to Hospice Angels Foundation, 3640 N Briarwood Lane #1, Muncie, IN 47304.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South in Fountain City. Burial will be in Quaker Lynn Cemetery.
   Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at the funeral home.

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Jane, you may not even remember me, but I worked with Kenny from 91-04 when I retired. We are in Fl. and found out about Kenny this week-I understand he has been in ill health for some time.. I can't remember the last time I saw Kenny but as I remember, it was while he was still working at the north end branch..At that point, it had been 5-6 years since I had seen Kenny but he hadn't changed a bit. He insulted me several times during our meeting, and that gave me the assurance that we were still friends. Kenny was a close friend, who helped me greatly after I came to FBR. I have many Kenny stories but not enough space here to include.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and maybe we will be able to see you once we get back to Ohio in mid April.

jerry and judy bishop Apr 1 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry, Jane, about your loss.  Please know that I am thinking and praying for you.  I know your family is with you and that is what matters at this point.  Love you...  Peggy McCoy

Peggy Mccoy Mar 31 2015 12:00 AM

Jane.  Regretfully there are no words that will ease your pain at this time. Just know that we are thinking of you and your family and as friends we express our best wishes and thoughts to you and yours.

Dave Bryant Mar 31 2015 12:00 AM

We always enjoyed Ken as a patient and a friend. He always brought a smile to our faces. He will be missed.

Our Deepest Regrets

Whitewater Valley Rehabilitation Employees

Whitewater Valley Rehabilitation Mar 31 2015 12:00 AM

Ken will be greatly missed he was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

The Eggers Family Mar 30 2015 12:00 AM

Kenny was one of my first bosses at First Federal. We shared many good working days together, developed a longtime friendship and he later on became our trusted Loan Officer. We knew Kenny as a man of honor and our condolences go out to his wife and family.

Brenda and Andy Anderson Mar 29 2015 12:00 AM

I worked with Ken for many years at First Bank.  He was a great man and will be missed!  Prayers to the family.

Susan Smith Quinter Mar 29 2015 12:00 AM

We knew Ken through First Bank and he was always such a wonderful, friendly, kind man. What a terrible loss for everyone who knew him. He will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

David and Debra Holthouse Brown Mar 29 2015 12:00 AM

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by Patricia Sherwood.

Patricia Sherwood and Family.

Karen Sherwood Mar 29 2015 12:00 AM