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In Memory Of Our Poets

Jeanne Kendrick (Burke Vann) (1945-2015) - Class Of 1963

Jeanne Kendrick Vann, Died June 26, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta following a lengthy hospitalization for complications from atrial fibrillation and a stroke. Born in Montgomery July 21, 1945, daughter of Joseph D. & Bessie Lewis Kendrick & sister of Joan Weil (Kendrick) Hodges, all of Montgomery. Survived by her husband, Jack A. Vann; daughters, Stephanie Burke Tippens (Randy) and Kimberly Burke Brown; niece, Joan Hodges Spinney and grandnieces, Mary Cate and Amy Leigh Spinney, all of Atlanta, and nephew, Joe Hodges (C.J.) and grandnephews, Alex and Gus Hodges, all of Montgomery.

Graduated from Sidney Lanier HS in 1963, attended the Univ. of Alabama & the Univ. of Colorado receiving a B.S. in Psychology. A resident of Atlanta for 42 years, she received a Nursing Diploma from the Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing & worked for over 27 years as a Registered Nurse in the Piedmont Operating Room retiring in 2007.

Jeanne joined the First United Methodist Church in 1954, was married there in 1995 & maintains her membership. In Atlanta she is an assoc. member of Vinings United Methodist Church where a memorial service will be held July 11, 2015. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Methodist Church, either First UMC in Montgomery or Vinings UMC in Atlanta.

Published in the MontgomeryAdvertiser.com on July 5, 2015.

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07/13/15 08:54 PM #1    

Marilyn McNeill (Johnson) (1963)

I'm deeply saddened to hear the news of my dear classmate Jeanne Kendrick's passing.  She lived around the corner from me when we were growing up, and spent many hours at each others home laughing, studying and chatting.  In later years, my daughter Lesleigh Shewmake and her daughter became classmate friends too.  I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to know Jeanne and am blessed to have been her friend.  She was a lovely lady in so many, many ways, and will be missed so deeply by so many of us who knew and loved her so dearly.    Marilyn McNeill (Shewmake) Johnson

07/14/15 08:49 AM #2    

Mary Jo Sprecher (Lawler) (1963)

I am sorry to hear of this loss.  I didn't know her as well as you did, Marilyn, but I do remember her. When I remember Jeanne, I remember her smile, and that is how I will always remember her. 



07/15/15 08:16 AM #3    

Bob Sanders (1963)

This news saddens me. We had many classes together. Jeanne was always a ray of sunshine and enthusiasm.


07/15/15 03:05 PM #4    

Rhonda Halteman (Summerlin) (1963)

So sorry to hear about Jeanne's passing. Saw her at our 50th reunion & thought she was as beautiful as ever with that smile that lit up a room. I can imagine the void that she has left in her family's life. Heaven has to be a brighter place with Jeanne there. Thoughts & prayers are with her family at this time.

07/16/15 11:19 AM #5    

Genye Thaggard (Swindle) (1963)

I knew Jeanne well in high school, and I talked with her at our 50th class reunion. She still looked the same and was just as sweet, warm, and friendly as always. Her smile was radiant. She had a great sense of humor, and she and I shared many laughs at Lanier. I will always consider her a friend. It was a privelege to know her. I know that she will be greatly missed. 

Genye (Thaggard) Swindle 

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