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1943 James 2022

James R. Kennedy

June 24, 1943 — June 20, 2022



James Richard Kennedy, age 78, of Chillicothe passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Jim was born on June 24, 1943 in Peoria, IL to Robert Lee “Jack” and Mabel Marie (Pritchett) Kennedy. 

Surviving are his daughter, Megan (Larry) Barbeau of Tucson, AZ; two grandchildren, Marissa (Zach) Biggs Facemire of Seattle, WA and Caden Barbeau of Tucson, AZ.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert L. Kennedy, Jr.

Jim served in the U.S. Army and then was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.  He was a member of the Chillicothe VFW Post #4999 and the American Legion Post #9.  He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 beginning at 1pm at the Chillicothe VFW Post #4999 with military honors at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Post #4999.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Online condolences may be made through

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