Edna "Cooky" Kennard
April 29, 1946 – July 1, 2013
Edna Klein "Cooky" Kennard, loving wife, daughter, sister and friend passed away Monday, July 1, 2013.
A Celebration of Life for Cooky will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Cooky is survived by her husband of 46 years, Paul Kennard; father, Joseph Patrick Klein Sr. of Silverhill, Ala.; her special sister, Kay Sharbono (Tommy) of Silverhill; brothers, Ricky Klein (Susie) of Point Clear, Ala., Roy Klein (Bonnie) of Barnwell, Ala., Michael Klein (Donna) of Vancleave, Miss., and Robert Klein (Millie) of Stockbridge, Ga.; nephews, Jason Klein and Scott Klein; niece, Mary Klein; her beloved "Christmas Kids" and treasured children of neighbors and friends. Cooky was preceded to be with our Lord by her little brother, Brian David Klein and her mother, Edna Brooks Klein.
Cooky was born April 29, 1946, in Battles Wharf, Ala. She was a 1964 graduate of Fairhope High School and a 1967 Registered Nurse graduate of Mobile General School of Nursing (currently University of South Alabama School of Nursing).
Cooky worked as a surgical and office nurse for Dr. Charles H. Burt for 25 years until his retirement at which time she retired to become neighborhood nurse, mentor to many young people, and to be with her husband, family and friends.
Cooky loved plants, flowers, her cats and most of all, her husband and her friends and family.
Most any day you could find her working in her beautiful yards, either in Decatur or her beloved homeplace in Fairhope, Ala. Cooky was a very avid gardener and craftsman. Her artistic talents were not only in her decorating ability but in her many floral arrangements and her beautiful landscaping abilities.
Cooky touched the hearts of everyone who was blessed with the opportunity to see and hear her wisdom, wittiness, smile, laughter and joyous heartfelt love that touched all of us who knew her.
We miss you so very much, but we'll all be together one wonderful day when we can sing and rejoice forever.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Allan Schmidt, Dr. Lionel Naylor, Dr. Khurshid Yousuf, Dr. Sammy Becdach and the staff and nurses of Clearview Cancer Institute-Decatur.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clearview Cancer Institute-Decatur c/o Russell Hill Cancer Foundation, 3601 CC1 Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805.
Edna "Cooky" Kennard
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August 14, 2013
It was such a pleasure to have a treasured friendship with Cooky. She was truly one of a kind and in life and approaching the end of life--always an inspiration. She will be sorely missed by we who loved her. Paul, Kay and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 12, 2013
PAUL,JOE,KAY & FAMILY. BETSY & I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF COOKY'S DEATH BUT YOU & I KNOW SHE GAVE HER TREATMENTS& RECOVERY A 110% EFFORT. SHE WAS A JOY TO BE AROUND & SHE LOVED HER FAMILY FOREMOST. THE WORLD WAS A BETTER PLACE W COOKY & SHE LOVED THE GARDENS & MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY. SHE IS MISSED BUT HER MEMORIES WILL LAST FOREVER. DARYL & BETSY SMITH
July 4, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Cooky's passing, she was such a sweet and special lady that I have known for many years. She will be truly missed. May God lift her up in his loving arms. Paul know that we will be thinking of you during this difficult time. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mickey and Judy Atkins