Hazel Kennedy 1923-2022

Hazel Kennedy 1923-2022

Hazel K. Kennedy, 99, formerly of Soldier, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2022, at her home in Topeka.

She was born April 8, 1923, at Soldier, the daughter of Adolph and Minnie DeLap Bock. She graduated from Soldier High School in 1941.

Hazel was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and East Grant Unit and had been a 4-H leader.

She married Robert V. Kennedy on June 20, 1942, in San Diego, Calif. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2009.

Hazel was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mike Kennedy; a son-in-law, Denzel Long; and a daughter-in-law, Cathy Kennedy.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Kennedy (Bev), Silver Lake, and Pat Kennedy, Circleville; three daughters, Sue Kennedy, Topeka, Jeanne Long, Plano, Texas, and Karen Othmer (Treve), Topeka; a daughter-in-law, Mary Kennedy, Holton; 13 grandchildren, Kevin Long, Jeff Long, Tiffany Vazquez, Dustin Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Jeremy Kennedy, Eric Blackwood, Brock Blackwood, Jared Blackwood, Chris Kennedy, Michelle Dallas, Katlin Othmer and Carly Othmer; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Olive Hill Cemetery near Soldier. Hazel will lie in state at the funeral home from noon to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 8 a.m. on Friday, where a rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Down’s Syndrome Innovations, and may be sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436. Online condolences may be made at chapeloaksfuneralhome.com


The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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