Dr. Arthur Ward Kennedy died April 10, 2014

Dr. Arthur Ward Kennedy of Konawa, Oklahoma, died April 10, 2014, in Ada, Oklahoma.

            Kennedy was born August 11, 1920, in Conway, Arkansas, to Harriet Emma Baldridge Kennedy and Virgil Arthur Kennedy.


            Kennedy served in the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during WWII.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters:  Buel Kennedy Thompson and Willia Kennedy Byrne; his four brothers:  James Kennedy, Leonard Kennedy, Dr. Chester (Chet) C. Kennedy, and Samuel (Sam) Kennedy; and three nieces. 


            Survivors include a nephew; nieces; several great-nephews and great-nieces, several cousins, and many students and friends in whose lives he made a difference. 


            In accordance with his wishes, no services wi

ll be held.  His cremains will be interred at Palestine Cemetery in Pearson, Arkansas. 

            The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to the Kennedy Library, c/o Konawa Public Schools, 701 W. South St., Konawa, OK  74849 or to a charity of the donor's choice.