Judy I. (Williams) Kennard, age 61, resident of Route 3, Shelby died Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital. Born May 8, 1944 in Portsmouth, Ohio she had spent her early years in Mansfield and Willard and had been a Shelby resident for the past thirty years. She was a 1963 graduate of Willard High School and was a former employee of MTD Industries. Judy was a strong christian and faithfully served on the ministry team along with her husband Rev. J. Art Kennard since 1975.
Surviving are her husband of 42 years Rev. James 'Art' Kennard; one son and daughter-in-law, James A. and DeShanna Kennard, II of Shelby; five grandchildren, Cassondra, Layne, Morgan, MaKenna and Gavin James Kennard; her mother and spouse Daisy Williams Myers and Blair Myers of Shelby; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her daughter Sabrina Lynn Kennard in 2000 and her father Rev. Thomas L. Williams.
Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Monday from the Barkdull Funeral Home. Reverend Dr. Melvin Harter, Rev. Lowell Gayheart and Rev. Lonnie 'Rick' Walters will officiate with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.barkdullfuneralhome.com.