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-- Lois A. Kennett, 77, of Lawndale, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009,
at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Holland Barry &
Bennett Funeral Home. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home, with Ron Otto and Brandon
Burial will follow in Lawndale Cemetery.
Lois was born July 19, 1932, to Paul and Carrie
Stout Purdue. She was raised by Lewis and Lilly
Stout and thought of them as her parents. She
married Everett Kennett on Oct. 29, 1950, at Lincoln
Christian Church. They were the last couple to be
married by Earl C. Hargrove. Together they shared
nearly 60 years of marriage.
She is survived by her loving husband, of
Lawndale; four sons, William (and his wife, Sharon)
Kennett of Broadwell, Mark (and his wife, Tamara)
Kennett of Emden, Tim (and his wife, Tami) Kennett
of Lincoln and Douglas Kennett of Lawndale; one
daughter, Karen (and her husband, Jerry) Birdwell of
Lincoln; eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and one sister, Idona Akers of
She was preceded in death by her parents and her
brother, Gerald Purdue.
Lois was a faithful member of Lincoln Christian
Church and worked in the church nursery for many
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the
Harvest of Talents for World Hunger ministry at
Lincoln Christian Church or to the Lincoln Christian
Church nursery and will be accepted at the funeral
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