||ONSLOW—James Robert Kennedy, 91, Onslow, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Mercy Hospital, Anamosa.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Onslow. Rev. Wayne Norris officiated at the services. Interment was in the Wyoming cemetery. Wallace Funeral home, Wyoming was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included George Wessels, Harold Jordan, Floyd Chatterton, Edwin Reid, Dillon Hall and Calvin Reiss.
Mrs. Gertrude Rutenbeck was organist. Junior Hicks was soloist.
He was born Dec. 8, 1870, son of William and Mary Orr Kennedy, near Rowley. He was orphaned, with the death of his parents, at the age of nine. Following the death of his parents, he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Isaac French, Clay towndhip, until the time of his marriage.
Dec. 9, 1896, he was married to Miss Minnie Orr. Couple made their home on farms north of Onslow, in Clay township, until moving to Onslow in March, 1911.
He was ordained an elder in Fellowship in 1922 in the Onslow Presbyterian church, and was made an honorary elder in 1956. He had served as elder of the church over 40 years. He was a member of Fraternity lodge No. 619 A.F.&A.M.
Survivors include a son, W. K. Kennedy, Anamosa, and a daughter, Carol, Mrs. Marvin Hunwardsen, Onslow; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and three brothers.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt