MOUNT CARMEL — Kenda Gail Proctor, 54, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at home with loved ones at her side.

She was born Dec.17, 1964 in Grayville, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth Proctor and Mary Staley Proctor.

Kenda was self-employed in the housekeeping business. She was very artistic and loved to draw. She regularly expressed herself in writing. Kenda accumulated a very extensive collection of poems she has written over the years. She dearly loved Gracie, the cat she rescued fifteen years ago, and Gracie was a great comfort to her during her illness. Kenda will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Kenda will be remembered by her fiancé, Gary Wright; brother, David (April) Proctor of Flora, Illinois; cousins, Laurie Beppler of Fairfield, Illinois, Ronnie Boultinghouse of Vincennes, Indiana; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Kent (Rose) McTaggart.

Kenda was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Steve Proctor.

A celebration of Kenda’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wright family.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Kenda’s tribute wall and leave condolences for her family, please visit

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