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Kenneth R. Roach

November 11, 1955 — August 30, 2022


Kenneth R. Roach

Age 66, of Wilmington, IL, passed away Tuesday evening August 30, 2022 at his residence.

Born November 11, 1955 in Chicago, a son to Raymond and Rachel (Short) Roach. Kenneth was proud to have honorably served in the United States Marines. On May 19, 2001 he married Beverly Kelly in Bridgeview, IL, she survives. Kenneth was a loving husband, son, father, brother, uncle and papa who cherished his family. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles and loved his animals. Kenneth was a lifelong farmer who will be remembered for his produce stand, KB & J Farms, on the corner of 129 and Strip Mine Road beside Snookers Bar.

Survivors include his mother Rachel Short of Bridgeview; Wife Beverly of Diamond; two children: Stacey (Darrell) Roach of Gardner and Richard (Jennifer) Vulpitta of Portage, IN; four grandchildren: Jacob Lafine, Connie, Chloe and Benjamin Vulpitta; one sister Joyce Chism of Hometown, IL and three nieces: Dawn (Adrienna), Rose (Alex) and Jodi Roach.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father Raymond, grandson Billy and one brother Bobby Roach.

The family will receive friends at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road, in Wilmington on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Graveside services with military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.

Preferred memorials in Kenneth’s memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Friends and family are encouraged to log onto to submit photos, sign the online guestbook and share his memorial page via social media.

Funeral arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington, IL. (815-476-2181)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth R. Roach, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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