Kenneth Michael Vowels

December 5, 1960May 8, 2019

Kenneth M. (Ken) Vowels, 58, of Nashville, IN, formally of Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 6, 2019. Born on December 5, 1960 in Louisville, he was the youngest of three children to the late John and Mildred (Lindauer)Vowels. His wife Ruth Ann (Annie) Vowels preceded him in death. Kenny attended St. Helen’s School in Louisville, KY was a graduate of Bishop David High School in 1978 and the University of Louisville Speed School earning a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983. He had worked for Naval Avionics, Ratheon, both in Indianapolis, IN and currently worked for NSWC in Crane, IN. He is survived by his sister Darlene(Vowels)Stoddard (GL), his brother Rick Vowels(Judy), 2 nieces; Cindi Raymer (Steve) and Tammi Nalley (Marty), 3 great-nieces 1 great-great niece and nephew all from Louisville, KY. Also survived by mother-in-law Mary Lee Inskeep, brother-in-law Larry Inskeep(Brenda) and sister-in-law Becky Inskeep all of Indianapolis. Kenny and his wife Annie were both adored by numerous pets over the years and leave behind several beloved dogs and cats. Visitation for Kenny was held on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Rd. 135 North, Nashville, IN 47448. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McLary Rd., Nashville, IN 47448. Online condolences may be given to the family at


  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, May 18, 2019


Kenneth Michael Vowels

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Kyle McNiff

May 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Ken about 15 years ago at Raytheon Indianapolis. At the time I had only been with the company for 2 years. What made Ken a great co-worker wasn't just his skills as an engineer, but his joyful presence and ability to listen. He made me feel very welcome at Raytheon and easily collaborated on ideas even though I was a junior engineer. I will always remember and appreciate that. My condolences to his family and all those left behind. Please know that Ken's joyful attitude and the great way he interacted with people left a positive and meaningful impact on people's lives.

Sincerest condolences -
Kyle McNiff

Richard Gillespie

May 12, 2019

It is sad to see another successful man from Shively passing away . I remember Ken as the little brother asRick and I played in the back yard of their home or going over the rr tracks to Arlans. When I drove down Chester to Barkwood onto Bachman this year it gave me a sense of pride that people from our neighborhood like Ken became successful thanks to our parents. Ken can now rest with God because he made the most of the life God gave him