Doris Mae (Petit) Kennard, 74, passed away at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka on March 28, 2014.
Doris was born Jan. 3, 1940, in Westphalia, the daughter of James A. and Gladys (Kellerman) Petit. Doris was raised in Westphalia and attended Westphalia schools.
After high school she was united in marriage to Joe Dearinger. The couple was blessed with four children, Connie, Gary, Kathy and Mary. The couple later divorced. In 1982, Doris married Melvin Kennard in Garnett. They shared 30 years of marriage until his passing in April 2012.
Doris’ pride was her family. She spent a great deal of time being involved with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doris also enjoyed playing cards, especially the game canasta. She was often seen at the Yates Center Senior Center partaking in card games with her friends. Doris was also a member of the Presbyterian Church in Yates Center.
Doris Mae (Petit) Kennard was preceded in death by her parents, her son Gary in 2001, her husband Melvin in April of 2012, and a brother, James “Jimmy” Petit.
She is survived by her children, Connie Collins and husband Glen, Piqua, Kathy Malloy and husband David, Humboldt, and Mary Arbogast and husband Douglas, Fredericksburg, Va. She also is survived by a brother, Charles Petit, Alabama; her grandchildren, Glenda, Jason, Carol, Deana, Melissa, Jennifer, Nicole, Brandi, Brett and Brooke; 20 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. The family suggests memorials be made to the Yates Center Recreation Department and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.
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