John A. Friend, 61, of Kilbourne, passed away at 1:00 p.m., on August 2. He was born March 3, 1960, in Canton to Ronald L. and Bonnie (Barker) Friend. John is survived by his mother, Bonnie, of Havana; five children: Jill, of Havana, Sarah, of Pekin, and Rose, Anabel and Caleb, all of Texas; as well as three grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Pam Holtmeyer and Lori (Jason) Beck, of Havana. He was preceded in death by his father and brother-in-law, Rick Holtmeyer. John was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, near Kilbourne. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church or Kilbourne Fire Department. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com. Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.