Cora Diane Kennedy

August 6, 1955 - August 6, 2020

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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Cora Diane Kennedy, 65, of St. Paris, Ohio passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 in the Ohio State University Medical Center.

Diane was born August 6, 1955 in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry Clayton Van Hoose and Amba Delores (Roberts) Van Hoose Tackett. Diane was a 1974 graduate of Graham High School; however, most of her school career was spent at Triad. She was a member of the West Liberty First Church of God. Diane worked at Grimes Aerospace for 21 years. On January 1, 2020, after working at Navistar International for 26 years, she finally retired. She was a member of the UAW Local 402. Diane's hobbies included spending time with her family, enjoying her grandchildren, traveling, helping others, spending time with her church family, reading, and loving her dogs.
Diane is survived by her daughter, Holly (Jerry L. II) McKellop; her son, Dale Kennedy Jr.; her grandchildren, Payton, Dakota, Landon, and Addisynn McKellop, Colton and Skyler Kennedy; her sister, Janice Charlene Turner; her brothers, Jeffrey (Rebecca) and James (Jennifer) Van Hoose; her friend and longtime companion, Ray Krebehenne and his two children, Angelia Bixler and David (Michelle) Krebehenne as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Clyde Tackett; her sister, Karen Ellen Mae Wilkerson; her grandparents, Oren & Florence Roberts and Elvin & Mae Van Hoose.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. The use of a face mask is required.
A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-7 pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held, Thursday, August 13, 2020 in the funeral home with Pastor Nate Wilcoxon officiating
Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Julie Long - Aug 10, 2020
I worked with Diane at Navistar I'm very sorry for your loss she was always a nice person to me.
I am so sorry to hear this about Diane. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers for her family.
Leigh and Stacy Riley - Aug 8, 2020
Diane was a very loving and accepting person, she always greeted us with a smile and a hug! So sorry for your loss.
Steve Castle - Aug 8, 2020
My deepest heart felt sympathies to the family and loved ones of Diane Kennedy. I have many memories of her when we worked together at Grimes. May God comfort you during your time of loss.
Debbie Deere - Aug 7, 2020
Ray and family So sorry to hear the lost of your love one Diane she was a wonderful person Thinking about all you during this difficult time The Roger Deere Family

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