Carol S. Kennedy

CHETOPA — Carol S. Kennedy, 65, of Chetopa passed away at her home at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. 

Carol Sue Carpenter was born on July 14, 1954, to Marion and Evelyn (Flakne) Carpenter in Chanute. As a young girl, Carol grew up and attended school in Chanute. Upon graduation from Chanute High School, she served in the U.S. Army. Carol settled in Tulsa after her discharge from the Army. She had also lived in Parsons, Chanute and Altoona before settling in Chetopa in 2017.

She was a member of Cecil J. Meeker VFW Post No. 1654 in Chanute. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. Carol also enjoyed watching football and basketball.

On Dec. 30, 1986, Carol and Kelly Kennedy were married in Tulsa. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Kris Dupuy, his wife, Leann, and their children, Linzie and Kalani, of Chanute; two daughters, Kim Vanderpool, her husband, Kevin, and their children, Audrey, Brittany, Karissa and Lacey, of Chetopa and Kelly Shember, her husband, Jake, and their children, Jacob, Nathan, Dalton, Tucker, Kohl and Brodie, of Carl Junction, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Dre’Shawn, Dre’Lynn, Dre’Leona and Dre’Liyah; and a brother, Terry Carpenter of Chanute.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three grandchildren, Jazsmin, Leoe and Konner.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oakhill Cemetery in Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa. 

Memorials are suggested to the family for expenses and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P. O. Box 346, Chetopa, KS 67336.

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