Kenneth Lee Ames

May 5, 1935October 11, 2020

Kenneth Lee Ames, 85, of Fillmore, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

Born in Clay County, Indiana, he was the son of John and Lucille (Aker) Ames and was a graduate of Fillmore High School.

Kenny was a lifelong farmer. He was awarded the Prairie Farmer “Master Farmer Award” in 2002; served on the Putnam County Fair Board as a member and past president; a past supervisor of Putnam County Soil and Water District; and a member of the Fillmore United Methodist Church.

Kenny is survived by his sons, Kerry (Corliss) Ames, Kim (Gina) Ames, and Kent (Karen) Ames; a daughter, Lisa (Jerry) Long; sister, Carolyn Parker; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Melissa) Ames, Kole (Brandy) Ames, Hannah (Garrett) Brooks, Ashley Ames, Michael (Lori) McCammack, Gabrielle McCammack, and Luke Ames; 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marleen Kay (Tharp) Ames, parents; and grandson, Ethan C. Ames.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the Fillmore Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Bryan Palmer-Smith. Interment to follow. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Kenny to the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment c/o the Putnam County Foundation, 2 N. Jackson St. Greencastle, IN 46135 or the Fillmore United Methodist Church P.O. Box 156 Fillmore, IN 46128.

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Saraellen Peters

October 14, 2020

Harl and I send our deepest sympathy to the family of Kenny. Kenny was thought of highly in the farming community and we enjoyed getting to know him with our shared interest in farming. He always had a smile and a story to make us smile too. He will be missed by many.
Harl and Saraellen Peters

Jordan Vaughn

October 13, 2020

Kenny was a great guy. In both the Fillmore and farming communities, he was well known and liked by all and was quite the jokester. The last time I talked to him was at the 2019 Ag Day event, where he told me, "Jordan, I don't even buy green bananas!". Talking to him a few times about my grandpa Bob was interesting, as well. Hate to see him go, and wish there was a showing. He came to my dad's showing 5 years ago, we were very appreciative of him for the support!

Larry Timm

October 13, 2020

kenny's passing is a great loss to not only family but of the community. His leadership within not only the local community but the county will be missed.
His insights on life while around the area or in Jackies will be missed.
Kenny's love of family and agriculture was very profound.

Marcia & Mitch Nichols

October 13, 2020

Your family is in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Kenny touched so many lives. I remember when my daughter Carlie was doing some woodwork and he said to bring her out and he would help her. She broke the blade and she started to cry. He said that's okay I break them all the time. He also offered to help with the crops when Mitch's brother Maurice got sick. He was a big part of this community and will be truly missed. RIP Kenny.

The Nichols Family
Mitch, Marcia,& Carlie


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