Helen Renner Kennedy, 89, died December 31, 2019, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand, Indiana.
She was born in Huntingburg, Indiana on September 6, 1930, to Arthur and Amelia Renner.
She married her husband Ralph in November of 1955 and moved to Lamar, Indiana.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Kennedy (Stephanie) of Antioch, California; two sons, Dr. Kevin Kennedy of Lamar and Nathan Kennedy of Eth, N.J.; four grandchildren, Keegan Kennedy, Emily Leuck (Brett) Kiersten Kennedy, Braydon Greeson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Helen received her Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State University and her Master’s Degree from Indiana University and taught elementary school in Huntingburg and at Clay-Huff Elementary. She was actively involved in Habitat for Humanity, served as a 4-H leader and was active in St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, representing the church at various Lincolnland Association meetings, Conference meetings and events as well at the UCC General Synod. Helen was also very involved in the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association and The Spencer County Community Foundation. She was an accomplished pianist and organist teaching piano lessons to numerous young people and she also directed the choir at St. Peter’s.
A memorial service will be held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lamar on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. CT. Memorial donations may be made to the Spencer County Community Foundation, Lincoln Commerce Center, 2792 North US Highway 231, PO Box 3, Rockport, Indiana, 47635 www.spencercountyfoundation.orgor St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 12338 St. Peter’s Church Road, Lamar, IN 47550.