Carolyn Jean Kennedy, 72, passed from this life on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Polk City Nursing and Rehab Center in Polk City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Iles Westover Chapel, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service time. Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.
Carolyn was born on April 13, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa to Kenneth and Genevieve (Smith) Kennedy. She lived in the Des Moines area all of her life and was a homemaker and loving mother to her children. Carolyn loved to always "be on the go." She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and Yatzee, and dancing.
Carolyn will be missed by her daughter, Anna (Larry) Olsasky of Des Moines; son, Raymond (Shelly Sawhill) Rios of West Des Moines; brother, Kenneth (Sadie) Kennedy of Oskaloosa; sister, Connie McCombs of Des Moines; two grandchildren, Nicholas Rhoads and RaeAnn Scieszinski; seven great grandchildren, Ethen Roiland, Izabella Roiland, Aubrey Scieszinski, Avery Scieszinski, Halsey Nible, Alora Nible, and Keaton Rhoads.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Genevieve Kennedy and granddaughter, Elizabeth Rhoads. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Hospice Foundation at www.saintjudehospice.org. Online condolences may be sent to IlesCares.com.
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