Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Kimberlie Jo Kennard

Kimberlie Jo Kennard, age 63, of Shelby, died Monday night, December 7, 2020 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.

Kim was born February 23, 1957 in Mansfield, Ohio and attended Plymouth High School. She enjoyed playing cards and fishing and thoroughly enjoyed being on patrol with the Shelby and Galion Police Departments.

Survivors include her mother and step-father: Patricia (Barnd)and Dennis Markwell of Shelby; siblings: Randy Kennard of Shelby, Scott Kennard of Willard, and Nancy (James) Kelley of Florida; and special friends: Lynn Sterling, Pat Gibson, Adam Turner, and the members of the Shelby and Galion Police Departments. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian Kennard, and her life partner, Suze Levine.

Per Kim’s request, calling hours and funeral services will not be observed. Care for Kim and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Kim’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Jodie Gumbert says:

    So sorry for your loss. I will really miss Kim she was a good friend and enjoyed talking to her. Love you Kim and Prayers for her family.

  2. Robin Bumpus says:

    Pat, Randy, Scotty and Nancy, I am so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. She was so much fun to be around. I know she will be truly missed.

  3. Michele Killen says:

    Pat and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. I remember all the times we came to visit Dad and spending time with all of your children also. God bless you and yours at this very hard time

  4. Mary says:

    Sorry to read about the passing of Kim. She was always so nice when she came into the office. I enjoyed hearing about her stories with the Shelby Police Department. She always made me laugh and she will be missed. Prayers to her family.
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  5. Debbi Watkins says:

    Pat and Denny

    I am so sorry. The loss of a child is especially difficult. I will keep you in my prayers.

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