January 17, 1931 - November 9, 2016
Betty Jane Kennedy, 85, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Laurels of Norworth, Worthington, Ohio.
She was born January 17, 1931 in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Gordon) Middleton.
Betty was a 1949 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School where she was a cheerleader for all 4 years. She was a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and a former member of the Caroline Chapter #39 of O.E.S.
She is survived by her son, Bob Kennedy; her sister, Sandy Coolbaugh; her niece, Shelley (David) Pfaub; her great nieces, Alexis & Alyssa Pfaub; and her cousin, Patsy Polito.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul R. Kennedy; her sister, Phyllis Ann Middleton; and her brother-in-law, Philip Coolbaugh.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016 in the SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, 257 W. Main St., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the funeral home with Rev. Mimi Ault and Pastor Bob Burney officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or to Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 111, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
Dear family members, we extend to you our deepest sympathy for your loss of your lovely lady, Betty. Being from High Street Baptist Church in Worthington, we visit the Laurels on a weekly basis and so enjoyed talking to Betty. She was such a lovely, happy person and we enjoyed having her show us her pictures she had colored in her coloring books. In fact, once we noticed she had many broken crayons, so we took her a large box of crayons and some drawings of birds for her to color. We noticed we hadn’t seen her for awhile, but being busy visiting others we forgot to ask about her. We were so sorry to see in the newspaper about her passing because we so enjoyed our visits with her.
We will miss her.
Hank and Joyce Clark
So sorry for the loss of Betty . My husband lives at Norworth. I often spoke to her. She always told me to be careful going home. I’ll miss her.bon
Sorry to hear about your mother, Bob and family
With deepest sympathy
Cindy and Steve Kesler
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Betty was a great lady. I have so many fond childhood memories going to Mechanicsburg, Milford Center and Sunbury. We will miss her dearly.
I was sorry to read about the loss to your family. Death was brought upon the entire human family because of the disobedience of Adam & Eve. Our heavenly father feels our pain when we loose a loved one, and he promised to undo the damage caused by our fore father & Satan the devil. (John 5:28,29) My family and I are applying toward your family what is read at Romans 12:15…Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with people who weep.