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Kenneth Early was born in Bluffton

Kenneth S. Early, 60, of Glouster, Ohio, and formerly of Bluffton died Oct. 6, 2019, at his residence. Kenneth was born Dec. 4, 1958, in Bluffton, Ohio to the late Floyd and Mildred (Ridenour) Early. 

Kenneth was a 1975 graduate of Bath High School and the Ohio State University where he graduated with a degree in agriculture engineering.  He worked as an inspector for the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and also loved farming. 

Survivors include two sons, Kenneth (Amy) Early, Jr. of Daytona Beach, Florida, Matthew Early of Athens, Ohio; a daughter, Edna Early of Arizona; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and two sisters, Linda K. Early of Columbus Grove and Nancy (Mark Halsey) Jones of Lake Station, Indiana. 

Services will be held at noon, Thursday, Oct. 10, at Pleasant View Church of the Brethren, 4950 N. Thayer Road, Lima.  Pastor John Mummert officiating.  Burial will be in Lewis Grove Cemetery following the service.  Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercer County Historical Museum, 130 E. Market Street, Celina, Ohio 45822.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.