Vivian Lee Kennedy

Vivian Lee Kennedy, 84, of Richmond, formerly of Missouri City, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the NorthCare Hospice House, North Kansas City, Mo.

Vivian was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., to Warren H. and Marie Rosa (Smith) Bernard. She married Reyburn Lee Kennedy, of Camden, May 17, 1952. He preceded her in death June 18, 1997.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Reyburn E. and Penny L. Kennedy, of Rayville; one daughter, Robbin K. Kennedy, of Richmond; one sister, Rose Marie Eames, of Pleasant Valley; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Vivian was preceded in death by one son, W.K. Kennedy; one brother, Robert W. Bernard; and one sister, Betty Jean Bernard.

Vivian worked at the United States Postal Service as a clerk for 20 years before retiring in 1994. She was active with the Richmond Salvation Army. She was a member of Ray County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Vivian was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Richmond.  She lived in Camden and Fleming before moving to Richmond in 1978. She was a worldwide traveler. Vivian loved her family dearly, but loved her GOD the most.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Visitation was 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Assembly of God Church, Richmond. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial was in Cravens Cemetery near Camden.

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