Carolyn Kennedy Obituary

Carolyn Jean Kennedy
Carolyn Jean Kennedy
Carolyn Jean Kennedy

April 13, 1941 - December 12, 2013
Born in Des Moines
Resided in Polk City, IA
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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 Online condolences may be sent to


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1:00 PM
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
3601 East Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Saint Jude Hospice
2900 100th Street, Suite #103
Urbandale, IA 50322
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