Obituary for Kenny E. McNeill

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Kenny E. McNeill

June 28, 1946 - March 13, 2017

Kenny E. McNeill, age 70, passed away Monday evening, March 13, 2017 at his home in Nashville.

He was born on June 28, 1946 in Louisville, Mississippi, to the late Glover and Erlene (Parks) McNeill. Kenny was a 1964 graduate of Louisville High School and went on to earn a B.S. in Botany, M.S. in Plant Pathology and his Ph. D in Plant Pathology/Weed Science all from Mississippi State University.  

Kenny was honorably discharged from United States Army and Army Reserves as a Major. He retired in 2006 from Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis after 31 years of service. Kenny was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. He will be remembered as a simple man who loved his family and enjoyed playing on his family farm in Brown County.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jane E. (Smitherman) McNeill, whom he married on August 28, 1977 in Starkville, Mississippi. He is also survived by his children, Doug (Erin) McNeill of Greenwood and Michele (Mike) Batt of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Cole McNeill, Lucy and Alex Batt; and a brother, K.M. (Charlene) McNeill of Madison, Mississippi.

Kenny was preceded in death by a brother, Dale McNeill.

 Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. A private graveside service will be conducted by the Rev. Vern Snyder at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Kenny to the American Cancer Society: 5635 West 96th Street Ste: 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Condolences may be made to the McNeill family at

Information:  (812) 597-4670



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Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 28, 1946
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William Bower posted on 3/15/17

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Kenny's family. Jesus promised at John 5:28, 29 that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. In the meantime, may the God of all comfort (2 Cor. 1:3) support you in this time of sorrow.


Dennis McGreevy posted on 3/15/17

I had many conversations with Kenny at Lamb Lake. I found him to be a nice gentleman who loved his wife and family. May he rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers to the family.


Mike and Nancy Miller posted on 3/15/17

Dear Jane, Michele, and Doug; We were so sad to learn today of Kenny's passing. While we were aware his health had not been good for some time, it is still difficult to believe he isn't still enjoying his family and new home. The image I will always have of Kenny is of him standing in your driveway at the lake, coffee cup in hand. I think he was watching to make sure the dam was in good shape! Please accept our deepest sympathy.


Dick and Karen Wallace posted on 3/20/17

We are so sad to hear of Kenny's passing. Our sympathies go out to his family. Enjoyed being neighbors with Jane, Kenny, Doug and Michele on Lamb Lake.


Nancy Woodruff posted on 3/18/17

My condolences to the family. I was a high school classmate of Kenny's and remember fondly two brothers sitting one behind the other in one class after another. Peace, Nancy