Adra Kennedy

Apr 17th, 1950 - Jan 29th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2019 10am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Feb. 7th, 2019 11am

Adra Kennedy

Marion-Adra Kennedy, 68, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Herrin Hospital.

Adra was born on April 17, 1950 in Carbondale to Bill and Patricia (Baker) Corder. She married Conard Kennedy and they shared 42 years of marriage.

Adra retired from the Federal Prison in Marion after working there for 27 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marion.  Adra enjoyed playing all kinds of games, especially Scrabble, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:

Husband-Conard Kennedy of Marion

Son-Matt Kennedy of Marion

Granddaughter-Joann Bozarth

Sister-Rhoda and Steve Bond

Niece-Erin and Zach Hutchinson

Great niece-Sloan Hutchinson

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Valli Corder.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.

3 Guestbook Messages


    From: Creal Springs, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2019

    Adra was so warm and loving, she always made time for my girls and they thought of her as a grandma. She always had a smile and seem to know what to say. Our family will miss her greatly.

  • Guest: Lori Hanson

    From: East Bethel, Minnesota

    Date: February 5, 2019

    Although I never met Adra in person, we became friends playing Words With Friends 2. We enjoyed playing the game together and getting to know each other through communication. We shared our life story and she enjoyed hearing what I was ‘cooking’ for dinner. Adra, I’m going to miss our conversation and playing our game. May you be at peace now with your Savior.

  • Guest: Mary Jo (Harlan) Chapman

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 5, 2019

    We have been friends since grade school. You are the sweetest friend and will always be in my heart.