Raymond "Kleon" Perkins

Born: Mon., Jul. 14, 1924
Died: Fri., May 27, 2016

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 02, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Raymond “Kleon” Perkins, 91, Oblong, IL passed away at 1:10 PM Friday May 27, 2016 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, IL.

Kleon was born on July 14, 1924 in Oblong, IL. He was the son of Palmer Perkins and Ora (Wall) Perkins.

Kleon was a lifelong farmer and was a member of the First Christian Church, Oblong, IL. He attended Oblong schools in the Shady School District northwest of Oblong. He was a photographer and took pictures of just about everything. Kleon was also into CB and Ham radio.

Kleon was honored by Kevin Orpurt and WTHI-TV 10 for being a long term weather reporter for the Oblong area.

Kleon is survived by four nephews Robert “Bob” and Ann Perkins, Portage, MI; Roger and Rebecca Perkins, Peru, IL; Michael D. “Mike” and Debi Perkins, Gladwin, MI and Paul Perkins, Oblong, IL, and his major care giver for many years Lois Ikemire, Oblong, IL.

Preceding Kleon in death were his parents; two brothers Earl and Gerald Perkins and one infant sister.

A Celebration of Kleon’s Life will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday June 2, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. with Bro. Phil Boyd officiating. It was Kleon’s wish to be cremated and cremation rites have been accorded. Interment of cremated remains will be in Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, IL near Oblong, IL.  There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution Lincoln Land Hospice or Ridgeview Care Center Activity Fund. Envelopes at the service or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.  

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