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Mary Kennedy, 80

December 5, 2012

Mary C. Kennedy, 80, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Botkins, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System.
She was born June 2, 1932, in Gainesville, Fla., the daughter of Mollie (Whiddon) and Jehu McComb, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Robert Kennedy, and he died Dec. 9, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Dale (Lois) Kennedy, of Botkins; three daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Eilerman, of Sidney, Terry (Mel) Schroeder, of Wapakoneta, and Laurie Kennedy, of Columbus; eight grandchildren, April (Zeb) Egbert, Scott (Ashlee) Kennedy, Kelly (Josh) Schmidt, Kristin Eilerman, Casey (Michael) Kemmann, Eric Schroeder, Nikki Schroeder, and Marcus Schroeder; five great-grandchildren, Annabelle Egbert, Josephine Egbert, Kenison Kenneedy, Kyson Kennedy and Mackenzie Kemmann; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Maurer, of Sidney.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters.
Mary had worked 13 years in the cafeteria at Honda in Anna. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Mark Bauer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be directed to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.
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