Lisa Jean Kennell, 61, of Eureka, died Friday, June 23, 2023 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Lisa was born March 12, 1962 in Effingham, IL, to Donald D and Melba M. Schultz Ruff. She married Bryant Kennell on July 16, 1988 in Bloomington, IL.
Surviving family includes her husband, Bryant Kennell; children, Erin Kennell, Austin (Rachel) Kennell, Ryan (Anna) Kennell, Logan Kennell and Dustin Kennell; brother, Ronald Ruff; sister, Janice (late Mark) Moomaw; sister-in-law, Betty (Dale) Heinold. She was also an aunt, cousin, and friend to many.
Lisa was heavily involved in her children's sporting and marching band activities. She frequently volunteered her time and resources at her church and to those in need. Through word and deed, Lisa consistently lived out her faith in Jesus by letting her light shine wherever she went. Lisa leaves behind a legacy of generosity, compassion, and selfless love.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Living Faith Fellowship Church in Eureka. Pastor John McClung will officiate. There will be a short visitation prior to church services from 9-9:45 a.m. Burial will be at Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Food Bank, Peoria Rescue Mission, or Eureka Heart House. Condolences and tributes can be sent to family at www.knappjohnsonharris.com.