Mary Barbara Kennedy
1926 – 2009
LEWISTON – Mary Barbara (Kane) Kennedy, 82, of North Turner, went home to be with our Lord on July 11, at Montello Manor.
She was born Dec. 29, 1926, in Alexandria, Ind., to James and Mary Gladys (Quear) Kane. She was a graduate of Alexandria High School and participated in numerous activities and excelled in the high school band. She was married in March 1944 to Estel Eugene Ludlow and had five children. They divorced in 1965, and he survives in Homosassa, Fla.
She worked for the Alexandria Herald newspaper for several years while living there in the 1950s. She and her family moved to Wolcottville, Ind., in 1954, where they resided until 1976. While living there, she worked for the LaGrange County Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service office, retiring in 1976 after approximately 20 years of service.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange for 20 years and later a member for 30 years of the Presbyterian Church of North Turner, where she served as deacon/elder.
She married George Kennedy on March 29, 1970 in LaGrange, Ind., and together owned and operated the First Born Produce Farm in Howe, Ind., from 1974 to 1976. They moved to North Turner in 1976, and owned and operated This Ole Farm Market and greenhouse, where they worked together.
She enjoyed meeting people from all over the country who shopped at their market and gift shop. She was a very accomplished artist and enjoyed painting landscapes, seascapes and numerous other subjects.
She is survived by her husband, George Kennedy of North Turner; a son, Richard Ludlow and his wife, Kathy, of Schneider, Ind.; three daughters, Susan Kane, currently of Lewiston, Nancy Baum and her husband, Von, of Auburn, Ind., and Mary Beth Maskow and her husband, Laurence, of Brighton, Ind.; a brother, James Kane and his wife, Ann, of Summitville, Ind.; a sister, Myra Mae Minnich of Bedford, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; and one son, Dana Kane Ludlow on Aug. 1, 2003.

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