Justin Kennedy 1987-2014

Justin Tyler Kennedy, 26, Greensburg, formerly of Holton, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, near Hays as the result of a ve­hicle accident.

He was born Sept. 29, 1987 in Holton, the son of Paul Bernard and Janet Elaine (Kimmi) Ken­nedy.

Justin graduated from Holton High School in 2006. He attended Hutchinson Community College for two years earning an Associ­ate’s Degree in Fire Science.

Justin had lived most of his life in Holton and three years in Greensburg. He worked for Man­dan Oil Field Service, LLC as a heavy equipment operator. Justin was a Volunteer Firefighter in Greensburg and was a Fireman for 18 months. He also worked for Oldham’s/Banner Creek LLC in Holton and had enjoyed farming with his father.

Justin was a member of the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and a member of Ducks Unlimited.

Survivors include his parents, Paul and Janet Kennedy of Mayetta; maternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Kimmi of Holton; a sister, Beth Smith (Jason) of Holton; two brothers, Jason Ken­nedy (Melissa) of Kansas City and Caleb Kennedy (Sarah) of Holton; four nieces, Lorna and Kennedy Smith and Jordan and Rory Ken­nedy; a nephew, Jase Kennedy; and his companion, Kari Neilson and her son, Bentley. of Greensburg.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bernard and Doris Kennedy; and maternal grandfather, Warren Kimmi.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Holton. Burial will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Holton. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Justin Kennedy Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit