Ray Kennedy, 66, of Leon, passed away suddenly of heart failure on Oct. 4, 2012 while on family vacation in Estes Park, Colo.
Ray was born on April 27, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to V.C. and Kathleen Kennedy. Ray married his wife of 38 years, Marium Ann Beasley on October 14, 1973.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents. Ray is survived by his wife of the home, Marium; a brother, Larry (Loretta) Kennedy of Bayard, Neb.; children, Belinda (Jason) Fortin, Charity Kennedy and Rye Kennedy, all of Wichita; grandchildren, Cade, Autumn, Conner and Cameron; and seven nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Lakin, Kan., at the Memorial Building. The service will be followed by a dinner, open to all, and a celebration of Ray’s life. In lieu of flowers send memorials to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children to Midian Shrine Center, %Ray Kennedy Memorial, 130 N. Topeka St, Wichita, KS 67202-2406.