Cover photo for Kenneth "Kenny" Ralph Clifton's Obituary
Kenneth "Kenny" Ralph Clifton Profile Photo
1957 Kenneth 2022

Kenneth "Kenny" Ralph Clifton

May 24, 1957 — February 5, 2022

Kenneth “Kenny” Ralph Clifton, 64, of Coal Valley, IL, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Promedica Nursing Home in Moline.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, February 11, 2022, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery in Orion.

Kenny was born on May 24, 1957, in Moline, the son of Ralph and Bertha LaVerne Clifton. He married Cheryl A. DeBaillie on June 18, 1988, in Bettendorf. He worked as a machinist, helping develop new combines, at the John Deere Product Development Center, Department 808, in Silvis, where he was awarded several patents. This work took him all over the world and he retired in October of 2021, after 44 years. He also worked on the family farm. Kenny was a member of the NRA and enjoyed NASCAR and restoring old cars and machinery.

Survivors include his wife; children, Sara (Nic) Romaine of Davenport, Tami (Nate Hatfield) Clifton of Davenport; Tom (Kelly O’Connor) Clifton of Coal Valley; twin sister, Kathy Ferguson of Queen Creek, AZ; and sister, Randi (K.C.) Johnson of Moline.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Special thank you to everyone at Promedica (Heartland Care Center), Brooke, Darla, and MaryElla especially and UnityPoint Hospice.

Memories may be shared online by visiting esterdahl.com.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Kenneth "Kenny" Ralph Clifton, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 10, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion

1301 4th Street, Orion, IL 61273

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Friday, February 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion

1301 4th Street, Orion, IL 61273

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Photo Gallery

Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Gift

Send a Gift