Laura A Kennedy
March 24, 1949 – May 20, 2020
Laura Ann Kennedy, age 71, passed away May 20, 2020 due to cancer. She was born March 24, 1949 in Columbus, Indiana to Joseph and Joanne Sublette. After graduating from Columbus High School, Laura graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Education. Her early working life consisted of teaching elementary school in Butlerville, Indiana and working at the Beech Grove Public Library. She married her high school sweetheart and long-time husband Michael Kennedy on August 4, 1972. Laura loved being a wife, mother and especially a grandmother to her six grandchildren. She liked to vacation in Disney World, spend winters in Florida, travel to New York City for Broadway plays, pull the slots and see shows in Vegas, and spend time with her beloved dog Kaci. Laura is survived by her mother Joanne, her husband Mike of 47 years, her brother Terry Sublette and his wife Judy, her son Todd Kennedy and his wife Cathy, her son Jay Kennedy, her daughter Leigh Ann Martin and her husband Andre; grandchildren Matthew Kennedy, Joshua Kennedy, Sophia Kennedy, David Kennedy, Nathan Kennedy and Camden Martin. All of these she loved greatly. Please join us for an open house to celebrate Laura’s life on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 3-6pm at Woodland Country Club, 100 Woodland Lane, Carmel, Indiana 46032. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.
Leppert Mortuary – Carmel Chapel assisting with arrangements. To share a memory, please visit www.leppertmortuary.com.
Celebration of Life
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Woodland Country Club
Laura A Kennedy
Kathy Gosser (Greene)
May 27, 2020
I was so saddened and shocked to hear of dear Laura's passing. I met Laura many years ago when I was still in high school - we both worked for the BG Public Library. When Todd came along, I was lucky enough to be his first babysitter! Then Jay and Leigh Ann soon followed and it was so fun. I still cherish the memories of trips to Florida with the entire family; it was my joy (sincerely) to watch the kids while the parents went to dinner. The generosity of both Laura and Mike will stay with me forever. Laura was so special, always kind, and really loved her beautiful family. I am so grateful to have her as a role model all those years ago. Love to the family.
May 26, 2020
I was shocked and saddened to hear about Laura’s passing. It doesn’t seem possible. We were neighbors in Indianapolis for nine years during the late eighties and early nineties. When we met, we were both young moms in our thirties and we became good friends. She was such a kind and generous person. It meant so much to me to have someone close by who I could talk freely with about the trials and tribulations of raising children. She was always there for me with a shoulder to lean on or to commiserate with when I needed it. When my daughter, Ashley, was three or four, she began calling Laura, “Mrs. The Kennedy”. She certainly was the special “Mrs. The Kennedy” to me, too. The twenty-five years since I moved away from Indianapolis went by so fast. Our children grew up and Laura and I got older. Even though Laura is no longer with us, I will always remember the two of us as young moms living next door to each other, raising our families, and sharing our life experiences.
Linda Burns Brown
May 25, 2020
Dear Mike and Family,
Steve and I want to send our most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of Laura. I see Joanne at Four Seasons when I visit and she is such a sweet lady . I’m sure she is so sad.
We are still enjoying the condo we purchased from you.
Prayers for strength and comfort during these difficult times, Linda and Steve Brown
Claudia Linder Schneider
May 24, 2020
Laura was such a tiny ball of fire. I only knew of her while attending Columbus High School, but I found she was my next-door neighbor in Brayton Hall when I arrived my freshman year. Two years ahead of me, she showed me the " ropes" and helped me to adapt to campus life that first year. Much joy and laughter took place on that 7 TH floor hall in large part due to Laura. Hers is a life too large to be forgotten! May all her family be comforted by the knowledge that this is only temporary. We will see her again!