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Dorothy Kennedy passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lakewood Health Systems in Staples. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Staples United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mark Bateson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, in Staples.

Dorothy was born to Walter and Nettie (Kobbervig) Staples on October 5, 1927 in Morris, Minn. She was united in marriage to Don Kennedy, on November 25, 1947 in Minneapolis, Minn. Together they lived in Minneapolis until 1954 when they then moved to Staples. She worked as a homemaker, active member at United Methodist Church in Staples. She was part of the Alpha Chapter Eastern Star, a past Matron of the Orchid Chapter, and enjoyed all card games and spending time with her family.

Dorothy is survived by children, William "Bill" Kennedy of Costa Rica, Donna Kennedy of Crystal, Robert "Rob" Kennedy of Moorhead, Michael "Mike" (Erika) Kennedy of Staples; sisters-in-law, Rosella Staples of Morris, Helen Staples of Morris, Marilyn Staples of Starbuck; 4 grandchildren, Brittany, Max, Stephanie, Derek; 1 great-grandchild, Hailey; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Don E. Kennedy; parents, Walter and Nettie; 3 brothers, Wallace, Donald, Lester; and son, Scott.

Please visit to leave a message of comfort and support for Dorothy's family. Arrangements entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.

Brenny Funeral Chapels and Cremation Services

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