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Kenneth Otto Jolliff

Funeral services for Kenneth Otto Jolliff, 88, Naples, Florida, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 30, 2021 at First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Jolliff passed away at 3:50 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021, at his home in West Plains, Missouri.


He was born September 27, 1932, at Rover, Missouri, to Aaron George Jolliff, Sr. and Elnora Hamilton Jolliff.  On December 28, 1949, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Delores Talburt; he loved his wife (Sugar) of seventy-one years. Mr. Jolliff was a veteran; he was drafted in 1953 and proudly served with the United States Army in Korea.  He was President and owner of Jolliff Transp.  His motto was God 1st, Family 2nd and Job 3rd.  Kenneth was a pilot, auctioneer and barber; he was a man of many talents. He loved watching Fox news.  He was a leader of people by example and was a God fearing man, who loved his family and was generous with his blessings for people in need.  Mr. Jolliff was a member of First Baptist Church.


He is survived by his wife, Delores Jolliff, Naples, Florida; two children, Mark Jolliff, West Plains, Missouri and Mendy Shults, Pekin, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Amber, Ashley, Anna and Michael Jolliff, Melissa Delatorre, Mark Shults, Megan Courson and Jody Coffey; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Carl Jolliff, Naples, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.


His parents, one son-in-law, Gene Shults, two brothers, Aaron Jolliff, Jr. and Perry Jolliff, two sisters, Aretha Newnam and Rena Jolliff and one sister-in-law, Ruby Jolliff, preceded him in death.


Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Jolliff Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Jolliff Cemetery, Salvation Army, Peoria, Illinois or First Baptist Church, West Plains, Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at