Kenneth J. Utter


Kenneth J. Utter, 61, of Walton, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 18, 2022 at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Ken was born on April 4, 1961 in Sidney, the son of the late Junior and Jane (Eckert) Utter. On Oct. 13, 2001, he married the former Ruth Ann Lynch.

Ken was a janitor at Delaware Valley Hospital in Walton for many years. He enjoyed spending his days playing with his grandbabies and working on derby cars with his son. Kenneth loved to fish, hunt, go camping, and play horseshoes with his family and friends.

Kenneth is survived by his loving family, his wife Ruth Ann Utter, children Kyle (Nikki) Utter of Maryland, April (Richard) Murphy of Walton and Arlene (Austin) Utter of Walton; grandchildren Kendra, Arianna, Lucas, Carrie, Prestyn Wyatt, Jadynn, Joshua, and great-grandson “Chunk;” sisters Deb (Fred) Hitt and Bonnie (Steve) Craig; brothers Daniel (Tammy) Utter, Roger (Pam) Utter; Robert (Barb) Utter; several sisters- and brothers-in-laws in Cortland County and surrounding areas, his adopted dad “Chippy” and best friend, Lester Howard; mother-in-law Ruth Lynch of Virgil, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, his father-in-law Harry Lynch Sr. and his infant daughter Katie Ann Utter, along with two sisters-in-laws, a

brother-in-law, and granddaughter Mia Mae Utter.

A graveside service was held Friday, July 22 at Ouleout Cemetery, Franklin.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.

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