Kennard B. Darte, 94 of Mt. Clare, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 2:27 p.m. He was born on January 19, 1927, in Gillespie to Fred Darte and Louise (Turigliatto) Darte.
He married Beulah N. (Chappell) Darte. She preceded him in death on Spetember 3, 2011. He was a retired foreman for Laclede Steel. Kennard was a veteran of the US Army after having served during WWII.
He is survived by his son in law, Rickey Rhodes; grandchildren, Shannon Willis, Jason Darte and Jonathan (Jamie) Rhodes; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Willis, Kobe Willis, Rickey Rhodes, Connor Darte, Hailey Rhodes, Belle Rhodes, Aidan Willis, and Karlee Rhodes; and twin brother, Kenneth Darte of Benld.
Kennard was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; son and daughter in law, Robert and Pam Darte; daughter, Patricia Rhodes; grandson in law, Rodney Willis; brother, Alfred Darte; and sisters, Leona Gaudio and Beatrice Firth.
Visitation services will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021, at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. COVID 19 guidelines will be followed including mandatory masks. Memorials are suggested to Kravanya Funeral Home. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.