Gary Kennedy, 79, Lawrence, KS, passed away Friday, March 3, 2023 at his home. Private graveside services were held at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
He was born October 2,1943 in Lawrence, KS to Richard and Elsie Kennedy. Elsie died shortly after giving birth. Richard then married Beverly, who lovingly raised him. The Kennedy family owned and operated Kennedy Glass together for over 68 years.
He married Karon Sommer on November 27,1963 in Lawrence, KS, sharing nearly 60 years of marriage, she survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Michael Kennedy, Lawrence, daughters Angela (Adam) Drybread, Kansas City, KS and Amy (Joe) Barnes, Lawrence, seven grandchildren, Nicole, Kelsey, Ashley, Emma, Christian, Joey and Evan, his brother Marty Kennedy and lifelong friend, Larry Stemmerman.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Nicole Kennedy and his brother John Kennedy.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Lawrence Visiting Nurses Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044.