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George 'Leston' Kennedy, 76, Bloomington

George “Leston” Kennedy, 76, Bloomington, went to meet the Lord Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

Born Feb. 21, 1936, in Brown County, he was the son of William Gratton and Beatrice (Deckard) Kennedy.

George was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Korea.

He was a top salesman for the Ford Motor Company for many years.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Linton and many other organizations in Bloomington and surrounding areas.

George is survived by his daughters, Rhonda Kennedy Beal, Linda Rollins, Vicki Castleberry, Kathy Morris, Rita Chestnut and Cheryl Wilber; 14 grandchildren, Tracy, Clayton, Robin, Jarrod, Eric, Emily, Wendel, Micah, Amanda, Sara, Megan, Cody, Kyler and Jolea; and 19 great-grandchildren, one of whom he had a special relationship with, Ashlee Boyce. He is also survived by four sisters, Vella Akers, Martha Nilson, Katrine Miller and Esther Percifield; two sisters-in-law, Martha Kennedy and Evelyn Kennedy; a cousin, MariBelle Webster; and special friends, Joe and Jill Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Bill, Clyde and James Robert Kennedy.

Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. A Masonic service will be conducted by the Linton Lodge No. 560 at 6 p.m. Friday. Visitation also will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Funeral Chapel with the funeral at noon. Cody Kennedy will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6415 Castleway W. Drive, Suite 114, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.pdcfuneralchapel.com.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.