Carol E. Kennedy, age 72, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Reid Health after a brief illness.

Carol was born on February 26, 1949, in New Paris, Ohio, to William J. and Mary Jane Shock Hopkins. She worked for Richmond Community Schools, serving as a teacher’s aide and later as an assistant to the social workers. After leaving the school system, Carol worked for Fred Powers at Ameriprise Financial Services. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband of almost 52 years, Robert Allen Kennedy, to whom she was married in December 1969; children, Brian (Jessica) Kennedy of Cove City, North Carolina, and Brandi (Steve) Defibaugh of Richmond; grandchildren, Sean Kennedy of New Bern, North Carolina, Haley Defibaugh of Centerville, Indiana, and Tyler Defibaugh of Richmond; siblings, Ron Hopkins of Indianapolis, Indiana, Cheryl Troup of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Terry Hopkins of Williamsburg, Indiana; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Danny Hopkins.

Visitation for Carol E. Kennedy will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2021, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery.

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