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Kenneth Nelson IsomPassing: August 20, 2021


Liberty Baptist Church

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 24th @ 11:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, August 23rd @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Liberty Baptist Cemetery

Tuesday, August 24th

MITCHELL – Kenneth Nelson Isom 86, passed away Friday, August 20, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born May 19, 1935, on the Isom Family Farm in Mitchell, he was the son of John Carl and Pauline (Tirey) Isom.  He married Alice VanHoy October 1, 1961.

Kenny retired from VanHoy, Inc. and was a 1952 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a lifetime member of Liberty Baptist Church and served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.  Kenny was patient, loving, witty, and a family man.   He loved his family, farm, church, and critters.

He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Cold War. 

Alice VanHoy of Mitchell
Jeff (Kate) Isom of Mitchell
Greg (April) Isom of Mitchell
Eric (Tracy) Isom of Lowell, Michigan
Jon Carl (Cari) Isom, Thomas Isom, Larkin Isom, Cristy (Nick) Burlage, and Diann Gimbel
Norah and Charlotte

His parents and sister, Charlotte Ann Braman, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, at Liberty Baptist Church with Greg Isom, David Powell, and Dennis Watterson officiating.  Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Tuesday at the church.

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15 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Charles and Janet Noe | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 23, 2021
    Alice ...So sorry to hear of Kennys passing. You both mean so much to Myleigh...and to us for all you have done for her. You both were very special to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
  2. Guest: Craig Jankowski | Mishawaka, IN
    Date: August 22, 2021
    Thoughts and prayers to the entire Isom family. May God comfort you all.
  3. Guest: Bob Braman | Greenwood, IN
    Date: August 22, 2021
    Condolences to the Isom family.
  4. Guest: Robert D Tincher | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2021
    Kenny was a great guy, good friend and neighbor. My condolences to his family he will be missed.
  5. Guest: Caroline Hewitt | Fairland, Indiana
    Date: August 22, 2021
    Words cannot express how truly sorry I am. Thankfully, you and Kate were there the past year to create and share memorable moments. Hang onto those especially when the tears come.
  6. Guest: Tony & Diane Nugent | Mitchell
    Date: August 22, 2021
    Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You All, Love You.
  7. Guest: Carla Leonard Tuttle | North Port, Florida
    Date: August 21, 2021
    A prayer for peace for all of you..what a wonderful man he was. I know he will be missed terribly by so many.
  8. Guest: Ruthanne and Danny Blackwell | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: August 21, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
  9. Guest: Janet and Jim Cord | Tolono. Il.
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Alice and family. So sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  10. Guest: Randy and Karen Ray | Loogootee Indiana
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Prayers to Alice and her family. Our Lord will be with you and guide you all.
  11. Guest: Robin Wilson | Huron, In
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Alice & Family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Kenny's passing. He was a wonderful man. I will always remember the kindness he always showed to myself and others. I know I can not take away the pain, but know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. The Lord blessed you all with so many wonderful memories... absent from the body is in the presence of the Lord love you!!♡
  12. Guest: Charles and Doris Austin | Saranac, MICH
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Our love and prayers are with your dear family
  13. Guest: James/Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: August 21, 2021
    Alice and Family: we are sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you and your family. Jim and Sharon Nash
  14. Guest: Kenny and Judy Tanksley | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 21, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
  15. Guest: Kevin and Missy Tanksley and family | Loogootee, IN
    Date: August 21, 2021
    We are so sorry for your loss! He was an awesomely sweet man!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We are so, so sorry we are unable to attend the services! Hugs and kisses for all! ❤