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Judy Kennedy

June 2, 1952 — December 8, 2023

Judy Kennedy, 71 of Monticello passed away at 9:31 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023 at IU Health White Memorial Hospital in Monticello.  Judy was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 2, 1952 to O.L. & Katheryn (Burks) Dixon.  She married Gerald Kennedy on October 22, 1970 and during their 53 years of marriage they lived in Tipton, Noblesville, and Rockville before landing in Monticello.

Judy grew up in Tipton and graduated from Tipton High School.  She had worked for the Noblesville School District, Kenley’s Supermarket and O’Malia’s Food Markets.  Judy loved to fish and she was a huge Pacer’s basketball and Colts football fan.  She also loved muscle cars.  Judy adored her dogs over the years including Eli, Pogo, PeeWee and Max.  Her family considered her to be the most devoted wife in the world, who doted on her children and grandchildren  

Survivors besides her husband Gerald include three sons, Eddie Kennedy and wife Angie, of Kokomo, Chris Kennedy and wife Jihan, of Carlsbad, California and Joey Kennedy and wife Christina of Catawba, North Carolina; one brother, Steve Dixon and wife Karen.  She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Katelyn, Giselle Christopher & Brady Kennedy, Ryan Johnson, William Johnson, and his wife Carson, as well as her niece and nephews. Judy was preceded in death by her parents OL and Katheryn Dixon a brother, Larry.

Funeral services for Judy will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 13 at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Kennedy presiding.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Tipton.  Visitation will also be on Wednesday starting at 11:00 a.m.

Online condolences for the Kennedy family may be left on Judy’s obituary page at www.young-nichols.com.  Memorial contributions in honor of Judy may be made to the Humane Society of Tipton County, P.O. Box 237, Tipton, Indiana, 46072.

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