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KENNEDY, Cora Diane Cora Diane Kennedy, 65, of St. Paris, Ohio passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in the Ohio State University Medical Center. Diane was born August 6, 1955, in Urbana, Ohio, the daughter of the late Harry Clayton Van Hoose and Amba Delores (Roberts) Van Hoose Tackett. Diane was a 1974 graduate of Graham High School; however, most of her school career was spent at Triad. She was a member of the West Liberty First Church of God. Diane worked at Grimes Aerospace for 21 years. On January 1, 2020, after working at Navistar International for 26 years, she finally retired. She was a member of the UAW Local 402. Diane's hobbies included spending time with her family, enjoying her grandchildren, traveling, helping others, spending time with her church family, reading, and loving her dogs. Diane is survived by her daughter, Holly (Jerry L. II) McKellop; her son, Dale Kennedy Jr.; her grandchildren, Payton, Dakota, Landon, and Addisynn McKellop, Colton and Skyler Kennedy; her sister, Janice Charlene Turner; her brothers, Jeffrey (Rebecca) and James (Jennifer) Van Hoose; her friend and longtime companion, Ray Krebehenne and his two children, Angelia Bixler and David (Michelle) Krebehenne; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Clyde Tackett; her sister, Karen Ellen Mae Wilkerson; her grandparents, Oren & Florence Roberts and Elvin & Mae Van Hoose. Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. The use of a face mask is required. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 4-7 pm on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2020, in the funeral home with Pastor Nate Wilcoxon officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, St. Paris. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Published in Springfield News Sun on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
The Mattox family meet VanHoose family while attending Triad School.
And we became Very Good Friends over the years.
Daniel Mattox and Ray Krebehenne also worked at Grimes Aerospace
in Landing Lights Dept. Cora Diane ( VanHoose ) Kennedy worked in
a different Dept.
Diane was a very likeable person . And her family and Loyal friends knows and feels that she will always Leave Happy Memories to Cherish.
Daniel Mattox
207 Freeman Ave.
Urbana, Ohio 43078
Daniel Mattox
August 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
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August 11, 2020
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August 8, 2020
Dear Families,
So shocked and saddened. A lot of childhood memories. May God comfort you at this sad time. Remember the good times. I’m sure there’s plenty. Rest in heaven Diane .
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August 8, 2020
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