July 17, 1915 - Dec 23, 2012 BETHANY Please join us in the celebration of life of Martha Marie Kennedy, who passed away December 23, 2012, at the age of 97. Marie was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma, to Martin Henry Nicholas and Marcia T. Ballard. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 1933. Marie married Bert Nolan Kennedy, and to that union were born three sons: Tom Kennedy and wife Etta Marie, Edmond, OK; Conard Kennedy and wife Adra, Marion, IL; and Richard Kennedy and wife Rose, Piedmont, OK. She leaves behind 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Marie formed Newcomers' Greeting Service and was very successful being voted Oklahoma Businesswoman of the Year in 1962. Marie was active in the ABWA and various organizations. Marie was a long-standing member of Village Baptist Church. Viewing will be held at Guardian West on Wednesday, December 26 from 3 until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Guardian West. Entombment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oklahoma League for the Blind.
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Published in The Oklahoman on December 26, 2012