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Gertrude Mae Kennedy ~ Aug. 2, 1919 – June 2, 2013

Posted: Friday, Jun 7th, 2013

Gertrude Mae Kennedy ~ Aug. 2, 1919 – June 2, 2013

Gertrude Mae Kennedy passed away June 2, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Lehi, Utah.

She was born on Aug. 2, 1919, in Bismarck, N.D., to Lawrence Franklin and Myra (Taverner) Green. On June 15, 1941, she married John Wayne Kennedy in KauKauna, Wisc. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1992.

Gertrude taught elementary school in Outagamie County, Wisc., for many years, and was a pioneer in special education, which she greatly enjoyed.

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and had served in the LDS Atlanta Georgia Temple.

She is survived by her sons, Philip W. Kennedy and his wife, Mary Ella, of Evanston, Richard L. “Dick” Kennedy of Delta, Colo., and William Andrew “Andy” Kennedy and his wife, Beth, of Cedaredge, Colo.; daughters Karen Winterfeld of Lehi, Utah, Linda Martin of Sandy, Utah, and Mary Winterfeld and her husband, Mark, of Shiocton, Wisc. She is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wayne Kennedy; parents Rev. L.F. and Myra Green; sisters Lenora Welliver, Dorothy Fisher and Edith Weston; brothers Paul and Frank Green; and two grandchildren, Laura Winterfeld and Randon Kennedy.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. in the Evanston LDS Fifth Ward at Oak and Elm streets. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Evanston City Cemetery.

Online condolences at crandallfhevanston.com.

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