Barbara Ann Kennedy of Taylorville

Barbara Ann Kennedy, 74, of Taylorville passed away at 8:43 am, Monday, July 11, 2011 at her residence.  She was born January 2, 1937 in St. Louis, MO., the daughter of Robert and Geraldine Shannan Thomas.  She married Harold Kennedy in November, 1966 in Taylorville.  He passed away on August 17, 2009.  Barb worked as a Radiologic Technologist at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Memorial Hospital for 50 years.  She was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist and the American Society of Radiography Technology. 

She is survived by her step-son Steve Kennedy of Taylorville; step-daughter Harriet (Lester) Jefferies of Memphis, TN; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley (Frankie) McEwen of St. Louis, MO. and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Robert Thomas Jr., Authur Thomas and Raymond Thomas.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 15, 2011 at 2 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 pm at McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville with Father Dan Willenborg officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation or St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent online at

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