Betty I (McGuire) Kennedy

Born: Sun., Aug. 6, 1922
Died: Tue., Apr. 15, 2014


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MRS. BETTY I. KENNEDY, AGE 91

Mrs. Betty Ilene Kennedy, of Newburgh, Indiana, formerly of Robinson, Illinois, passed away Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center, Newburgh, Indiana after several months of declining health at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 9 days.

Betty was born August 6th, 1922 in Tilton, Illinois to Henry J. and Ida Mae (Bridgewater) McGuire.  On December 23, 1939 she married Harry D. Kennedy and he preceded her in death January 11, 1980.

Betty was employed as secretary/receptionist for Schmidt Clinic, Robinson, Illinois; Clerk for Weber Insurance and Realty, Robinson, Illinois and a secretary for Tri-County Roofing, Robinson, Illinois.  She was a member of the Victory Sunday School Class and 1st Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, Illinois; Women of the Moose, Robinson, Illinois; VFW Auxiliary; Ladies of the Elks; American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry D. and Marilyn Kennedy, Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Mark D. and Kelley Kennedy, Louisville, Kentucky; Dawn and Carl Westfall, Newburgh, Indiana; great grandsons, Ian Andrew Kennedy and Alec Julian Kennedy of Louisville, Kentucky; Dalton Westfall, Newburgh, Indiana and a special young lady Neyka Waldrop of Robinson, Illinois along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Harry D. Kennedy; sisters and brothers-in-law Rosemary and Paul Inboden; Virginia and Norwood Woerner and a sister-in-law, Vera Reeves.

As she wished Betty will be cremated and her cremated remains placed next to her husband Harry D. Kennedy at a graveside service in Oblong, Illinois at a later date.  Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois in charge of arrangements.

Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Legion Auxiliary, 308 East Main Street, Robinson, Illinois 62454, or to another charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be made at our website, www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.


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Micheal W. Engelmeier
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
I worked in Robinson many years ago, at Buchanan's, at Harry's time of death and got to know Betty at that time. One thing I remember especially was, when I was meeting with her she had a nosebleed the entire time we sat together. She told me she was subject to such things and not to worry, but, I did. I have been away from Robinson for nearly 32 years and often have thought of Betty and that situation. Please accept my sincere condolences.


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