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Kenneth Hugh McCarty

July 7, 1943 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 78)


Kenneth Hugh McCarty, 78, of Mesa, Arizona passed away peacefully at 12:50pm on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

He was born on July 7, 1943 in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a longtime resident of Peru, and was a retired auto dealer.

He is survived by five children, Kenneth Michael McCarty of Showlow, AZ, Tila Kienitz and husband John of Gilbert, AZ, Paula Ann Behrend of Salt Lake City, UT, Kevin McCarty and wife Sandra of Peru, and Jill Gillespie and husband Nate of Kokomo.  Also, sister Joan Palmer of Costa Mesa, CA, along with 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and his beloved fur baby, Princess.

There will be no public services.  Private burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru.

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