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Barbara Kennedy

1948 - 2019

Barbara Jean Kennedy age 71 of Cheboygan passed away peacefully at home on December 31, 2019.

Barbara was born August 5, 1948 in Pontiac to Glen and Betty (Comps) Gahn.

She enjoyed spending time in her flower gardens, watching wildlife, and taking rides with her dad in the country. She spent/enjoyed her working career taking care of people with special needs while managing an Adult Foster Care home for 20+ years.

Barbara is survived by her husband/companion, Dale Kirsch; three sons, Kelsey (Lynn) Kennedy of Indian River, Louis (Joleen) Kennedy of Cheboygan and Timothy Kennedy of Cheboygan; 18 grandchildren, Zachary, Isaiah, Gabriel, Hope, Ellie, Teagan, Bre, Ryan, Hannah, Heidi, Harmony, Adam, Madilyn Jo, Logan, Blake, Brianna, Carter, and Johnna; her father, Glen Gahn; and one sister, Shirley (Bill) Houle; many nieces, nephews and beloved cousin and lifelong friend Ginny Watson

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Gahn; Brother, Jim Gahn; niece, Amy Houle; nephew, Joshua Gahn and a step-daughter, Kerri Jo Kirsch.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at the FOE hall in Cheboygan on Tuesday, January 7th, from 12-3pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics Area 33 in her name.

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