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Stanley G. Kitchens

d. June 8, 2019

Stanley Kitchens, age 61, of Havana, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born June 13, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois.

He is survived by his companion, September Shipman; three step-daughters, Andria (Doug) Wentzel, Amber (Tim) Barnard, and Amanda (Dan) Field; eight grandchildren; one aunt, Goldie Kitchens; along with several cousins and friends.

Stanley is preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Edna (Caldwell) Kitchens; a brother, Samuel; and step-daughter, Erica Shipman-Walls.

Stanley attended Williamsville schools.  He was a member of ABATE for several years.

He loved to fish, ride on his motorcycle, and work on his cars.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the VFW Northenders, Post #10302; 2349 Stockyard Road, Springfield, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to the family for funeral expenses.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. We were neighbors for years with Stanley and his family. Many good memories as children sharing life together.
    God Bless You Kathy

  2. To September and all Stanley’s loved ones and friends…our hearts are sad. I’ll always remember Stanley as a kind, respectful, gentle man, always there as a friend. It was hard not to love him. He always had a smile and a hug. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to all who mourn. He will Rest In Peace now and pray for all of those who are left behind…because that’s the way he was….with sincere sympathies, Catherine Schneider

  3. He was a great guy & I was blessed to have him in my life for the years we had together. A lot of good memories with him. He was so kind & gentle. One of the last of his kind. I will always love & miss him terribly. Rest peacefully now bug guy.

  4. Thoughts and prayers sent to you September, Stanley was such a beautiful soul. Hang onto your wonderful memories. He use to be my brothers best friend in school and now they are once again reunited. May God hold you tight and give you comfort and strength.

  5. Stan, Rest In Peace Buddy. Although we hadn’t run into each other for a good while, I often wondered how you were doing. You were a Great Friend. Always willing to step up and help people out with car issues. You were a fun class mate in our school years. Never a dull moment with some of us around at the same time, but it was all in good fun. Rest In Peace Pal. You are going to be missed by everyone who knew you.

  6. September, Words cannot express the sorrow in my heart. Stan was one of a kind. He was always there to give a friend a hand. We all had a great time when we were together. Sadly, we are losing our friends. Stan just went to be with our passed friends and loved ones. Till we meet again. Miss ya.

  7. He was a true friend with a heart of GOLD. A awesome man. Who would be there in any way he could to help. Breaks my heart he & Sam were taken way to soon. R.I.P. my friend. See ya when I see ya! My condolences to September, the family & many friends.

  8. My heart just aches. I have so many memories with him as a child. Teaching me how to shoot my first rifle to throwing rods in the lake and boy oh boy… That catfish bait. He used to just say it was peanut butter. It wasn’t…. I love you Stanley. Forever in my heart.

  9. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends at this time and in the days to come. I watched Stanley grow up and he always had a smile and a hello to those who met him.

  10. Rest In Peace my friend.

  11. I grew up next to Stanley’s family. His dad, Hugh, was one of my favorites! Stan was pretty much a self taught mechanic and a great guy like his dad! So sorry for the loss to his family!

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