Kennedy, Colleen

Written by David Green.

Colleen A. Kennedy, 78, of Toledo, Ohio, formerly of Lyons, Ohio, died May 15, 2007, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

She was a daughter of Gerald and Jeannette (Titus) Knoderer. She married Thomas P. Kennedy on May 28, 1949, and he preceded her in death in 2005.

Colleen was a graduate of St. Vincent de Sales High School in Newark, Ohio, and was a homemaker. She was a colorful and generous woman who enjoyed giving to others. She was called the all-time “Queen of Garage Sales,” and she enjoyed music of all kinds. She was a former member of Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons.

Colleen is survived by sons Mike of Arizona and Craig (and Karen) Kennedy of Toledo; daughters, Joyce (and Tom) Mika of Lyons, Peaches (and Al) Holland of Archbold, and Karen Keller of Sylvania; grandchildren, Molly, Monica, Mitchell, Amanda, Alex and Gina; a brother, Neil of Glouser, Ohio, and a sister, Judy Crawford of California.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by children, Janet and Tim, and a brother, Jerry.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora with Fr. Gary Ferguson officiating. Burial will be private.

Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

 

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