Landscapes 15

Kermit William McGarey

February 11, 1937 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
Read more about the life story of Kermit and share your memory.    


Kermit William McGarey, 85, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 15, 2022, at IU Frankfort Hospital.

Kermit was born February 11, 1937, in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, to John William and Ilene (Miller) McGarey.  After living in Brookville, Pennsylvania, he moved to Frankfort in 1956.  On June 14, 1958, Kermit married Judy Sherman, and they shared 64 loving years together. 

After working 11 years at Federal Mogul, Kermit worked 47 years at Welty Custom Exteriors, retiring in 2018.  He also served as a Special Deputy with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department for 14 years and was named “Clinton County Gem” in 2018 by the Clinton County Historical Society.

Kermit was a member of Frankfort First Church of the Nazarene, where he taught Sunday school, sang in the choir for 30 years, and served as trustee on the Church Board for 35 years.  He was also a volunteer for six years with the Frankfort Civil Air Patrol.

Surviving Kermit are his wife, Judy; daughter, Jeannie Elizabeth (Larry) Johnson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Tracy Patrick (Angela) McGarey of Louisville, Kentucky; and sister-in-law, Nancy McGarey of Port Orange, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rev. James Edward McGarey.

Following Kermit’s wishes, no services will be held.  Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort is assisting the family.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kermit William McGarey, please visit our floral store.


No services to be held

Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event


In Loving Memory Of

Kermit McGarey

February 11, 1937-November 15, 2022

Look inside to read what others have shared

Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in the book.   


© 2022 Genda Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility