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Carole L. (Polich) Kennedy

January 7, 1944 ~ March 11, 2020 (age 76)


Carole Louise Kennedy, 76, of Silvis, passed away Wednesday March 11, 2020 surrounded by her family at her home.

Visitation will be held 1-4 p.m. Sunday March 15, 2020 at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday March 16, 2020 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.

Carole was born on January 7, 1944 in Moline, she is the daughter of Duke and Louise (Penca) Polich.  She married Larry Kennedy June 16, 1962 at First Methodist Church in East Moline.

Carole was employed with Ametek, and then was Secretary to the Director of Nursing at Illini.  She worked for 24 years and retired from Deere & Co.  She was a Sunday school teacher at Silvis United Methodist Church and was also a part of Rebecca’s Circle at the church.  Carole enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching the Chicago Cubs.

Survivors include her husband Larry Kennedy, children Susan (J.R.) Martel Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Lori (Scott) Hunter Silvis, IL, Angi (David) DeCapp Norwalk, IA, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, sister Sharon Stogdell Harlingen, TX, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Robert and Susan Kennedy Greenville, SC.

A special thank you to Genesis Hospice especially Casey for all the extra love and care.

She was preceded by her parents, her in-laws George and Alma Kennedy, and brother-in-law Robert “Bobby” Stogdell.

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March 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Funeral Service
March 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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