Kenneth L. Corzine

Kenneth L. Corzine

Kenneth L. Corzine, 83, of Dongola, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at his residence. 

He was born on Jan. 15, 1938, in Anna, the son of Kenneth Howell and Rena Lewis Corzine in Anna. 

He married Patty Karraker in 1956. She survives.

He began his career working as a civil engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He then went on to work for the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, where he worked as outside operations manager for 25 years. 

He was a partner in Double C Farms. In his earlier days, he raised and rode horses. 

He was a member of the First  Baptist Church of Dongola. He was an avid golfer and he loved all things related to his grandchildren. He and Patty enjoyed spending their winters in Florida. 

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Patty; a daughter, Vicki (Tom) Mead; a son, Mark Corzine; four grandchildren, Hannah (Mike) Youngman, Kade (Kalli) Corzine, Matthew (Amanda) Mead and Tonya (Ben) Hurst; seven great-grandchildren, Kennett Youngman, Hazel Youngman, Koy Corzine, Kaci Corzine, Everett Mead, Journee Rushing and Theodore Hurst; three nephews, Mike, Jeff and Dean Sykes; a brother-in-law, Larry Sykes; and several other cousins, relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Floella Sykes.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Dongola, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Church Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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