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Columbia Missourian

Mildred Kennedy worked at MU for more than 30 years

By Taylor Malottki
May 22, 2013 | 5:54 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Mildred Kennedy of Columbia died Monday, May 20, 2013. She was 91.

She was born Feb. 10, 1922, to Martha (Stephan) Eoff and Chester Eoff in Rutledge.

She married Jerry Dale Kennedy Oct. 10, 1962, in Edina.

Mrs. Kennedy was well known for her faith and her close relationship with her nieces. She worked as a secretary at MU for more than 30 years.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Daryl and Carol Kennedy of Flanagan, Ill.; nieces Charla (Murray) Papendorf of West Bend, Wis., and Juanita (Abe) Keller of Aurora, Col.; and great-nephews, Elliot and Emerson Papendorf of West Bend.

Her husband died earlier.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 E, followed by the services at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Contributions can be made to Medical Research University of Missouri at 1 Hospital Drive, DC205.00, Columbia, MO, 65212. Contributions can also be made to non-denominational Christian groups.

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