Cover photo for Kitchens, Samuel's Obituary
Kitchens, Samuel Profile Photo

Kitchens, Samuel

d. January 6, 2014

Samuel Kitchens, age 59, of Riverton, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He is survived by his brother Stanley (companion September Shipman) Kitchens; four aunts Goldie Kitchens, Ruby Best, Vernice Grant, and Johnnie Caldwell, along with several cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents Hugh M. and Edna E. (Caldwell) Kitchens.

He was born on September 17, 1954 in Springfield, IL.

Sam graduated from Williamsville High School in 1972.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Riverton, IL.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL.

Rev. David Beals will be officiating.

Burial of ashes will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, IL.


  1. My deepest sympathy to the Kitchens family in your time of loss.

  2. Stanley I am so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories visiting and playing together on the farm. Cherish the good memories. Always a friend Kathy

  3. Sam was a great friend . We had lots of fun in High School……he was a great artist and I still have a few of his drawings. We especially had fun in Mrs. Wright’s art class. Sam will always be remembered .

  4. I know we have not kept in touch over the years. I know that you are home now with your Mom and Dad.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sam years ago at the Fleetwood restaurant and later I had spoken to Sam at Montgomery Wards. It has been years. Sam was a great guy! He always treated people with respect, and like he would want to be treated. Sam also had a great sense of humor.

  6. Stanley and Family, What wonderful memories from school days. Sam was so talented with various media in art class and made it so much fun. You all will be in our prayers at this most difficult time, but a joyful time as you celebrate Sam’s life with great stories. Keith and Judy Hamrick (Judy Rhodes)

Leave your Condolence

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked (required)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kitchens, Samuel, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 0

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree