November 30, 2009
Friday December 4, 2009
Kendra Jean Kevern was called Home by our Heavenly Father on November 30, 2009. She is survived by her children (Kristin Jean Kevern and Gregory Allen Kevern and wife, Jodi); her siblings (Bonnie Orders Piekut and husband, Mike; Steve Orders and wife, Donna; Frank Orders and wife, Patti) her grandchildren
(Bradley Allen and Sara Lynn) and her dear friends. Kendra was born to Francis Marion Orders and Jean Orders King on May 18, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Westerville High School in 1968 and obtained a B.S. in Business from Ohio State University. She married Thomas Allen Kevern in 1968. Her twin children were born on February 6, 1975. Kendra loved people and touched many lives. She had a kind soul and was very sensitive to others’ needs. She had a soft spot for animals and had several cats (Ms., Pumpkin and (K.C.) during her life. Kendra valued education and taught school for several years. Kendra loved to dance and taught aerobics in the 1980s. She also loved to play tennis and owned The Tennis Barn in Fairfax, VA during the 1990s. During the last years of her life, Kendra bravely battled the daily hardships brought on by Parkinson’s. Her strength is admired by friends and family. She will be remembered for her contagious laugh, intelligence, independence and beautiful smile. Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday December 4, 2009 at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville. Dr. Richard Ellsworth officiating. Interment Blendon Central Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.