Kenneth Landis, age 82, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013, at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz, KY. Mr. Landis graduated in 1952 from Penn State University with a degree in industrial engineering. He started his engineering career during his junior year at Penn State with Jeffrey's Manufacturing and after graduation and took a position in Columbus, OH. While in Columbus, he served as president of the Society of Industrial Engineers. During that time he took a position as plant manager with Hart - Carter, Inc.and moved to Mendota, IL. While at Hart - Carter, he was promoted to Divisional manager, where he was responsible for the engineering and construction of the main plant headquarters in Mendota and had supervision responsibly for 4 other plants. He retired in 1995. During his retirement years, he and his wife, Dee, re-located to Cadiz, KY where they are members of Cadiz United Methodist Church. He was survived by: Wife of 61 years - Mrs. L. "Dee" Landis, Cadiz, KY, One Son & Daughter-In-Law- Jeffery & Debbie Landis, Pekin, IL, One Daughter & Son-In-Law- Cheryl & Terry Stallings, Creve Coeur, IL, Grandchildren-Jeremy Stallings & Jessica Insellman, Brandie Stallings, Courtney & Aaron Miller, Ryan & Barb Landis, Great Grandchildren- Brayden Stallings, Brody Stallings, Carter Miller, Cole Miller, Avery Miller, Madenline Landis, & Natalie Landis, One Brother- James Landis, Tampa, FL. He was preceded in death by: Father - Kenneth Landis & Mother - Grace Barnett Landis.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050 Cadiz, KY 42211-031 in Cadiz, KY. The family will receive friends on Sunday, February 17, 2013 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Cadiz United Methodist church with a memorial service being held at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Steve Spitzer & Dr. Hilda Bentley officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. In Leau of flowers, the family request memorial Contributions be made to: Cadiz United Methodist Church, 482 Lakota Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.