Martha Jane (Edwards) Kennedy

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Martha Jane (Edwards) Kennedy, 93, formerly of the Rector area, passed away April 20, 2011, at the Greene Acres Nursing Home in Paragould.

She was born Sept. 23, 1917. to the late Tobe and Addie (Tutton) Edwards in Tennessee.

In addition to her parents, preceding Martha in death were her husband, Archie Kennedy; an infant son, Larry Don Kennedy; her brothers, Marvin, Dutch and Gene, and her sisters, Hazel, Pauline, Ella and Laverne.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Faye and Vondal Matheney of Paragould, Bonnie and Harold Fisk of Paragould, Loretta and Jack Patten Sr. of St. Charles, Mo., Jolene and James Turner of Rector and Judy and Dr. Rick Jones of Kennett; eight grandchildren, Archie Matheney, Duncan Matheney, Tim Fisk, Jack Patten Jr., Scott Turner, Stacey Charles, Jennifer Karsten and Elizabeth Karsten, 12 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector with Harold Fisk and James Turner officiating.

Interment was at the Woodland Heights Cemetery.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the funeral home.

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