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Margie Kennedy, of Deer Lodge

October 18, 1937 — September 24, 2023

 

Margie Fay Thomas Kennedy, age 85, of Deer Lodge, TN passed away peacefully Sunday, September 24, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Margie was born Oct 18, 1937 in Russellville, TN and graduated from Morristown High School and business college in Knoxville while residing at the YWCA.  She attended a square dance in a college classmate's hometown of Deer Lodge and met her future husband Farrell Kennedy.  She and Farrell were married on December 21, 1958.

 

She worked at Highland Telephone in Sunbright before becoming the Postmaster in Deer Lodge in 1971.  She served as the Postmaster in Wartburg from 1977 until her retirement.

 

Margie was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a devoted and active member of the Deer Lodge Congregational Church.  She enjoyed staying active with family and friends and loved traveling.  She enjoyed business and leisure trips with her husband, neighbor Jean Branstetter, friends, fellow postmasters, children, and grandchildren.  She was an outgoing people person who could be quite talkative.  She always appreciated the friendship of so many people who treated her with such kindness.

 

Margie is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Farrell W Kennedy, parents Aldon Thomas and Ruby Estes Thomas, sisters: Mary Frances Atkins, Ann Newlin, Sarah Jane Thomas, and brother Johnny Thomas.

 

Margie is survived by her daughter Sandra Kennedy (partner Barry), son Thomas W Kennedy (Susan), four loving granddaughters: Elizabeth Kennedy (Lauren), Emily Taylor (Dean), Caroline Kennedy (fiancé Ryan), and Sarah Kennedy, sister-in-law Janice Bogdany, brother-in-law Bill Kennedy, several nieces and nephews, and other special friends.

 

The family has requested a private service.  

A gathering of family and friends for a luncheon will be held at the Deer Lodge Congregational Church, 110 Old Deer Lodge Pike on Friday, September 29th at Noon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Deer Lodge Congregational Church, PO Box 96, Deer Lodge, TN 37726 or the charity of your choice.

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