Kenley Barcus

July 27, 1935 ~ June 11, 2021 (age 85)


     Kenley Barcus, age 85, a resident of rural Portland, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.  He was a former resident of Pennville. 

     Kenley was born on July 27, 1935, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of Floyd and Leota (Stemen) Barcus.  He graduated from Poling High School in 1953 and retired from General Motors in Marion after 30 years of service.  Kenley was a very active member of Union Chapel Church where he served in many roles including Church Leadership, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader and Church Bus Driver.   He married Mabeline Bower on September 27, 1957 and she passed away on May 17, 2021. 

     Survivors include:

     1 daughter:  Tina O’Dell (husband Ron) – Pennville, Indiana

     2 sons:  Steve Barcus (wife Brenda) – Portland, Indiana

                  Kevin Barcus (wife Wanda) – Redkey, Indiana

     1 sister:  Charlene Blowers (husband Max) – Bryant, Indiana

     7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

     Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-7p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Union Chapel Church, 6200 N. 375 W., Bryant, Indiana 47326.  Private burial will be held at IOOF Twin Hill Cemetery in Pennville. 

     In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be directed towards Union Chapel Church. 

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June 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
June 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Union Chapel Church
6238 N. 375 W.
Bryant, IN

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