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Dolores Suzanne (Riggs) Kennard

October 22, 1945 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 75)


Dolores (Suzie) Kennard, 75, of Mt. Carmel, IL died on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her residence.

She was born on October 22, 1945 in Princeton, IN, to Marlin Riggs and Patricia Comiskey Riggs of Mt. Carmel.

Suzie graduated from St. Mary’s grade school, Mt. Carmel High School, Eastern Illinois University, and Indiana State University. She taught for 42 years before retiring from District 348 in 2008.

She married Charles Franklin Kennard, who preceded her in death in 2009.

She is survived by children, Dan Kennard of Keensburg, Denia Hedge of Fairfield, Kim Thompson of Albion, Nichole (Greg) Osborne of Albion, daughter-in-law Dianne Kennard of Mt. Carmel. Grandchildren are Chelsea Wheeler, Colby Worley, Trenton Thompson, Tori Thompson, Samantha Bingman, Mason Kennard, Logan Kennard, Trevor Kennard and Gage Kennard and five great-grandchildren.

Suzie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Jim Riggs and Joe Riggs, her son Brett Kennard and son-in-law Ed Thompson.

In accordance with her wishes, her body will be cremated, and a private burial will be held.

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School by mailing them to P.O. Box 397, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 or made online at         

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