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Richard D. Kennedy

Monday, January 7, 2008

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Richard D. Kennedy

Dec. 3, 1917 - Dec. 31, 2007

LINCOLN -- Richard D. Kennedy, 90, of Lincoln, died Dec. 31, 2007.

He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in rural McCook, to Joseph and Estelle (Harr) Kennedy. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and served in the U.S. Army. During his service he was a Captain of the European Theater from 1942 - 1945.

For 39 years he worked as a educator and conservationist. During that time he worked for the Nebraska Education Department for two years, USDA Soil Conservation Service for 18 years and Nebraska Natural Resource Commission for 19 years.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patricia 'Patty' Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife, Valentine of Lincoln; sons, Tim Kennedy and wife, Tracy of Lunenburg, Ma., and Mark Kennedy of Portland, Ore.; daughters, Barbara and husband, Tom Horn of Seneca, S.C., and Joan Kennedy of Greenfield, Wis.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian burial was Thursday (Jan. 3, 2008) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Monsignor Liam M. Barr as celebrant. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Lincoln.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Matt Talbot Kitchen or to Eastmont Towers.

Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home of Lincoln is in charge of arrangements.