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Donald W. Kennedy, age 94, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, December 11, 2021 at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania. Don was born June 26, 1927 in Curtice, Ohio to Theodore and Adah (Hubbs) Kennedy. He left school after the 10th grade and enlisted in the United States Navy serving as a cook. On February 28, 1948, he married his loving and devoted wife, Idonna Bell Mock. She preceded him in death on November 24, 2004.
Don was known for his strong work ethic and was a life-long farmer. He worked over 30 years for Libbey-Owens Ford, retiring at age 50, while still managing the farm as well. Many times working on only 2 hours of sleep. Don was a member of Swanton American Legion Post #479. He was a huge WWE fan and enjoyed watching Gun Smoke, The Andy Griffith Show and Judge Judy. He loved working word search puzzles and taking long drives in his candy apple red 2010 Chevy Camaro SS. Most of all, Don enjoyed spending time with his family and supporting his grandson, Brodie, at his wrestling events.
Don is survived by his daughter, Denise (Robert) Stevens; grandchildren, Wesley (Jenelle) Stevens, Andrew Stevens, Jeffery Kennedy, Jr., Betsy Kennedy and Michael Kennedy; several great-grandchildren; step-brother, David (Marlene) Kennedy and John (Phyllis) Kennedy; step-sister, Carolyn (Earl) Clegge; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his beloved wife, Donna, Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Becky Kennedy; son, Jeffrey Kennedy, Jr.; 2 infant sons; brother, Glen Kennedy and sisters, Lee Heintz, Jean Kennedy and Mary Ellen Kennedy.
Graveside services, with Military Rites by the Fulton County Honor Guard, will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Bradner, Ohio. Pastor Vernagaye Sullivan will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ebeid Hospice or Swanton Fire & Rescue.
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