Karen R. Kennedy
Date of Birth
September 18, 1939
Norfolk, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
May 14, 2023
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church ~ Wahoo, Nebraska
Interment at Sunrise North Cemetery ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

*The funeral will be live streamed on the Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation Directions

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

In lieu of flowers and delivering food, the family is setting up a memorial fund at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Funds will be used to purchase bibles for future confirmands.

Karen R. Kennedy, 83, of Wahoo, NE, entered into rest on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the Saunders Medical Center LTC in Wahoo, NE.  She was born September 18, 1939 in Norfolk, NE to Clarence Elmer and Theda Katherina Rosa (Mintken) Hoffman.  Karen graduated from Norfolk High School in Norfolk, NE where she was a majorette.

Karen was a dedicated Avon sales representative and an ambassador for the Wahoo Chamber of Commerce.  She was always out in the community whether she was helping at the local nursing homes or using her gift of bringing people together.  Karen was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

She is survived by children, Connie (Bill) Tracewell of Pottstown, PA, Tom (Barbara) Kennedy of Highland Village, TX and Robert (Donna) Kennedy of East Meredith, NY; grandchildren, Mason and Hayley Tracewell, Collin (Carley) Kennedy, Katherine (Connor) Jackson and Finton Kennedy; niece, Stacia (Bob) Keller; many other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Kennedy; parents, Clarence and Theda Hoffman.

Karen’s family would like to thank the community for allowing her to live the most independent life that she could.

Condolences for Karen R. Kennedy
  1. Lynette Bendig
    • May 15, 2023 - 1 year ago

    I only knew Karen a short time but she was an amazing, positive person. She will be truly missed! My sympathy to her family and many many friends.

  2. Donna Milton
    • May 15, 2023 - 1 year ago

    I knew Karen through Avon. She was one of a kind with the kindest soul. She touched many lives. My deepest sympathy.

  3. Anonymous
    • May 15, 2023 - 1 year ago

    Karen was a joy to anyone that knew her! She will be missed!

  4. Lisa Hudson
    • May 17, 2023 - 1 year ago

    I am so saddened to hear this. Karen has always been special to me, and recently reconnected on Facebook. Such a beautiful soul.

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