Archive for Thursday, December 15, 2005

Lewis R. “Dick” Kennedy


December 15, 2005

Services for Lewis R. "Dick" Kennedy, 69, Homewood, were Friday, Dec. 9, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial was in Princeton Cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, at his home.
He was born April 23, 1936, in St. Paul, the son of William F. and Clema T. Davenport Kennedy. He graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1954. He lived in Ottawa before moving to Homewood in 1978.
Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He attained the rank of specialist third class and received the National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal in Germany, and the Marksman Badge M-1.
He worked as an auto-body technician for D&M Body Shop in Pleasanton and worked for Jack Ellena Buick in Lawrence. He and his wife, Mavis, owned and operated Homewood Upholstery for 20 years and retired in 2001.
He was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church and the Williamsburg Wildlife Club.
He married Maybelle Berry in 1957 in Wichita. She died earlier. He married Mavis E. Leonard on June 12, 1976, in Pleasanton. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sons, David Kennedy, Overland Park, Charles L. Kennedy, Garnett, and Larry Kennedy, Lawrence; two daughters, Cheryl Gondinez, De Soto, and Deanna Duncan, Bartlesville, Okla.; three sisters, Norma Gregerson, Neosho, Mo., Rose Giffin, Radley, and Alice Pethtel, Warsaw, Mo.; a brother, Rex Colvin, Pittsburg; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Assn., sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa 66067.

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