MARY KATHRYN KENNEDY
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BARTOW - Mrs. Mary Kathryn Kennedy Dickey, age 102, passed away from natural causes Friday, July 5, 2013, in Bartow, FL.
Born August 17, 1910, in Villa Grove, IL, Mrs. Dickey, known to family and friends as Mary Kay, had been a resident of Bartow since 1984. She was a school teacher for nearly twenty years, as well as being a homemaker and volunteer. She was a lifelong volunteer for the American Red Cross, continuing to be active with them into her late nineties. She was a longtime member of the Bartow Lioness Club, avid bridge player, and an accomplished gourmet cook.
Mary Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Dickey. She is survived by three nieces, Kathryn Kennedy Hen-drix of Sullivan, IL, Gail Evelyn Kennedy of The Villages, FL, Mary Jean Kennedy Greene of Beverly Shores, IN, a nephew, James Lorne Kennedy of Bloomington, IN, and several great-nieces and nephews.
Mary Kay will be placed to rest with her late husband, Charles, in New Jersey. The family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution do so at www.redcross.org ,
in honor of Mary Kay's many years of service.
Published in Ledger from July 17 to July 18, 2013