Tuesday, May 31, 2011

James E. Kennedy (May 28, 2011)

James E. Kennedy, 75, of Celina, Ohio passed away on May 28, 2011 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio. James was born in Glen Karn on May 24, 1936 to the late Coleman and Doris (LeVeck) Kennedy. James worked for many years as a printer for Grafcor in Richmond, Inidana and later retired from there. He enjoyed spending time fishing, and buying cars and electronics. He was a fire fighter for the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and a volunteer driver for the Tri Village Rescue. James is survived by his wife, Joyce (Moore) Kennedy; two sons, Kim and Lynda Kennedy of Jacksonville, Florida and Greg Kennedy and special friend Sandy Miles of Arcanum; two grandchildren, Sierra (Justin) McCool of Arcanum and Brooke Kennedy of Greenville; two great grandchildren, Madison Paige McCool and Corbin William McCool. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his step-father, Roy LeVeck. A graveside Celebration of Life will be held at on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM at Palestine Cemetery in Palestine, Ohio with the Rev. Eric Fee being asked to officiate. There will be no public visitation. The family requests memorial contributions be given to the New Madison Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to www.storchbraundfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.