Cathy Kennedy 1957-2014

Cathy I. Kennedy, 57, of Circle­ville, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at her home.

She was born June 8, 1957, at Concordia, the daughter of Burton and Lorine Salsbury Smith. She graduated from Clyde High School in 1975.

Cathy worked for Security Benefit in Topeka for 15 years and at the Topeka Rescue Mission. She also raised numerous breeds of dogs for many years.

She was a Christian and a mem­ber of Alcoholics Anonymous.

She married Patrick C. Kennedy on Aug. 8, 1998, at Circleville. He survives.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Deanna Blackwood, who died in infancy.

Other survivors include four sons, Eric Blackwood (Anna), Quinter, Brock Blackwood (Shawna), Hoyt, Jeremy Kennedy (Helen), Circleville, and Jared Blackwood, Mayetta; a daughter, Tami Meyer (Jeff Dunaway), Topeka; a brother, Lowell Smith (Cindy), Kansas City, Mo.; three sisters, JoAnn Lovendahl (Gary), Shell Knob, Mo., Bev Fraser (Jerry), Clay Center, and Connie Fahey, Clyde; and eight grandchil­dren, Brandy, Lauren, Ian, Austin, Carson, Madison, Rhett and MaK­enzie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at Circleville Christian Church. Burial will fol­low in Olive Hill Cemetery. Cathy will lie in state at Chapel Oaks Fu­neral Home in Holton, where fam­ily and friends will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Topeka Rescue Mission or Jackson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.

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