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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  7. Janice says:

    I’m just discovering your passing. I was going through past pics and came across so many memories of you and all the girls at the Search where Mom McMillion had brought you to meet us all, and from that day on you were part of our in home family. We shared so many happy moments from horse back riding ( and goofing off to make cleaning the stalls more pleasant) to hiking in every place high or low, swimming, tubing, camping out, all of us piled in that old green station wagon at the drive-in (where most you and I spent more time at concession) the days sitting around bon fires everyone sharing stories and laughs just enjoying being alive. You were always there to comfort me during times I would struggle from past abuse and the scars left on my very young heart, you said you’d always be my friend and be there and over the years you proved it to be true. Even when time would pass we’d still find one another and it would be like we’d never missed a day! I remember how you came to my farm back in 2002 when you heard my voice over the phone and heard how grieved I was over the loss of my husband. You drove all those miles and spent time with me and helped me get through one of the hardest times I’d ever had to face, the day I had to make the choice to turn off all machines and let him go. You were my rock once again just as you’d had been all the years before during any hard times. It saddens and breaks my heart that I did not know you were sick so I could be there for you as you’d always been for me. Forgive me my dear sweet Kim, I would’ve been there had I’d known. You are and always will remain in my heart as one who was what one can call a real true loving friend who always kept her word to remain loyal and rest easy Kim you are not in pain now and one day we shall meet again. ~Your forever life long friend, until we meet again ~ Jan~known as ~Misty~to you~

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