June 26, 1930 ~ October 8, 2012

Mr. Kenneth Raymond "Kenny" Panchot passed away early Monday morning, October 8, 2012, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington, at the age of 82 years, 3 months & 12 days. Kenny was born on June 26, 1930, in Ste. Genevieve, MO., & was the son of Raymond Thomas Panchot and Esther Catherine 'Baumgartner' Panchot.

Kenny was a retired salesman/driver with KAS. He was a US ARMY Korean War Veteran and a lifetime member of the Norman L. Rigdon VFW Post #5896 of Farmington. Kenny enjoyed Cardinal Baseball; hunting and fishing. Kenny was united in marriage to Barbara Berneice Denman on January 19, 1952, in Farmington.

Survivors Include : his wife, Berneice Panchot, of Farmington. 1 son: Gregory (& Becky) Panchot, of Eldon, MO; 2 Sisters: Helen Schilly, of Festus, MO., & Dolores (& Bill) Basler, of Ste. Genevieve, MO. Also surviving are numerous Nieces & Nephews.

Visitation : Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. Visitation resumes, Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m.

Funeral : Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., October 10, 2012

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Scott Hall and Rev. Bob Bullock officiating.

Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington

Memorials to : * Camp Hope of Farmington &/or * The Pet Adoption Center

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  1. Kenny was a wonder man. I can remember him coming in the bowling alley when I was as little as 5 yrs. old. He always had a big smile on his face and could fill an empty potato chip holder faster than anyone. I never met anyone that didn't have great things to say about this wonderful man. God Bless all of Kenny's family.

  2. There are not enough words to express the love I had for my "Uncle Kenny". Always had a smile no matter what the circumstances and a huge hug that only he was capable of giving. His love for Mac Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals and fishing were like no other. Not only a brother in law to my father but a best friend and brother. He will be missed by so many. So many wonderful memories spent in his presence as a child growing up. He could grow the best tomatoes and always made sure we were well provided with them. A caring and great example for my children and I'm blessed he was such an important part of their lives. Our family will greatly miss him. My deepest sympathy to Aunt Berneice, Greg and Becky. You were given a precious husband and father. There will be a great void but I know he is meeting his Heavenly Father at the "Pearly Gates" with that big smile and he will be your guardian angel until you are joined with him again. Thanks for sharing him with me. Love to you all.

  3. Ian sorry for the lost of your husband,father an friend there is no words that make the pain you feel go away . He was a great man an always had a smile to go with his spoken words ,may you all find comfort in knowing he is at peace an we all shall fine our path to our lost ones a another day . My prayers are for you.


  4. Berneice, Greg & Becky,
    I am so sorry for your loss and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kenny was such a lover of life and always had a smile. He has been through a long battle and you can rejoice in knowing that he will no longer be in any pain and he can smile again! He was a fantastic neighbor and I will cherish those memories. RIP Kenny!

  5. Berneice, Greg & Becky,
    May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace at the difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Berneice, I was shocked to see Kenny's name listed. My heart goes out to you at this time and for a long time to come. This is never easy so know that I will ask our God to help you and for you to know that he is always there with you.

  7. RIP my Great Uncle Kenny..you will be missed…what a great man you where! Lots of prayers to the whole family.

  8. Dear Berniece and Family,
    We were very sorry to hear of your husbands passing. We will be praying for you to Feel the presence of God in your grief.

  9. I am saddened to hear that Farmington has lost another member of the greatest generation. I met Kenny when my dad was building his house in the 1960's. He always had a smile that made everything better. RIP Kenny, I'm sure Heaven is happier today.

  10. Aunt Berneice, Greg & Becky- My deepest sympathy to you. I was so lucky to have Uncle Kenny in my life. He was a great man, mentor and friend (especially to my dad). Uncle Kenny will always be a big part of my childhood memories and visiting Farmington. He had a great smile and he was always laughing. I will remember him teasing Marcus and I about stealing his finger and seeing him at work when we went for coffee with grandpa. I am sorry I won't be able to make it to Missouri, but my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless you with peace and wonderful memories.

  11. Berneice, I was so sorry to hear about Kenny, and of course, I feel so bad for you and your family. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

  12. Ms. Berneice, Greg and Becky – I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Panchot. I hope the memories you hold will console you during this sad time. God Bless you all. ~ Emily

  13. Greg, Becky and Family,
    Even though we are not there with you we have you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May you find comfort in the very special memories of your Dad and the prayers of friends who care about you. God bless each of you always.

  14. greg, becky and berniece, i always have felt lucky to have grown up in farmington around so many great parents. none was better tan kenny, he always had a smile and great coversation. my heart is heavy for all three of you. you are in my thoughts. god bless keith

  15. Oh Berneice, I am so sorry. I didn't know Kenny, but I did know you and how kind you are to everyone. May God bless you and comfort you in the days to come. Please keep in touch.


  16. Bernice and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Kenny was such a nice man. I''m glad you had so many happy years with him. You are a good friend, if you ever need anything just call. Love and prayers to you and family.

  17. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of our sweet Uncle Kenny! What an amazing man he was! I have so many childhood memories with Uncle Kenny! He was such a sweet soul and had such a big heart! He will forever be missed! Aunt Berneice, Greg, and Becky – you are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you dearly!


  19. I have so many fond memories of living next door to Kenny growing up. He was always so nice and always flashing that great smile. He was always genuinely interested in what was going on with me in the sports I played and just in life in general. God bless you all as you remember what a great man Kenny was!

  20. My prayers are with you and the children. I will always remember the trip we made to Hawaii together and what fun we had. John has been gone for 1 year and it takes trust in God to get through your loss. God be with you.

  21. Greg and family, so sorry for the loss of your Dad, no words can ever make the hurt you feel go away. I pray that god wraps his arms around you and gives you comfort during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

  22. I''m saddened by the news of Kennys passing. I''ve known him for most of my life. Kenny and my dad were good friends. He was a fine man and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  23. Berneice, so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God will help you through all of this, just lean on him.

  24. Peace in the valley for a good man. Kenny stocked our country store back in the late 70's and he always had a big smile every time you seen him. From one veteran to another i salute you Kenny for your service to your country. God Bless all those you loved.

  25. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Kenny. Please know we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you.
    Colleen and Larry Cruse

  26. Berneice,
    So sorry for the loss of your husband Kenny.
    My prayers are with you in this difficult time.

  27. Bernice,
    I am sorry to hear of Kennys passing, I will miss the visits from him at the lab. I will be thinking and praying for you and the family.

  28. I have been gone from the Farmington area for over 30 years, but I have long remembered the man named Kenny as the 'chip man'. When I was a very young girl around 10 years old, the chip man would deliver chips to my parents little, country grocery store. I would meet the chip man at his truck every chance I got. He always greeted me with a smile. He let me help him carry in the boxes of chips and when all of the work was done, he would let me go back in his truck to pick out a bag of chips. He made me feel really special. I'm sure he could have done the work without me, but he treated me like I was his valuable employee. I will never forget the many treats I received, but most of all I will never forget Kenny and his wonderful smile.

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