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Barbara A. Kennedy

September 25, 1933June 22, 2020

Barbara A. Kennedy was born on September 25, 1933 in Peoria, IL and passed away on June 22, 2020 and is under the care of Wilder Funeral Home.

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Barbara A. Kennedy

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David Barr

June 26, 2020

I also knew Barb from the photography website 500px. Though we never met in person, she brought many smiles to my face with her wit, insights, fun photos, and wonderful comments. My condolences to her friends and family; she will be missed by many!

Esther Edmonds

June 26, 2020

I too met dearest Barb on 500px, attracted to her fun photos, her incredibly quick mind and her wonderful sense of humour. We were treated to a huge variety of photos which she would then passionately research to find quotes for. Many were for fun and many had a strong message that made us think about the values we need to have as a person. She was deeply caring and very spiritual, she left beautiful messages on other peoples work and encouraged us all. We ended up emailing each other privately and it was hoped one day, we could travel together and I thought how enjoyable that would be with Barb as she was such an optimist. We'd have a blast.

My last letter was about a month ago and she was going to get back to me once she recovered from another fall and the huge move. I waited as she was very private and I knew she would when she was ready, but sadly that did not happen. This was so unexpected.
So many of us love her at 500px and we have posted a tribute page for her, the link below with some lovely messages about her. Please feel free to look at her personal page of work. I think she would like to be remembered by the beautiful heart warming photography & messages that she put so much love into. I include a photo of one of her Monday Funday posts, the lady in the middle actually reminds me of her and her beautiful smile. Her words on this delightful image
"It's Monday..it comes so quickly
"Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heart strings" (from the song)
"I want to lose a jolly hour on the trolley and an lose my heart".
(ha ha) Ralph Blane"
"I know the future holds a beautiful promise for you dear Barb, there'll be fun like the words of your song. We'll miss you so much and thank you for being you and making our lives richer, we love you". Revelation 21:3-4
Barbs page link https://500px.com/redbug. Tribute page https://500px.com/photo/1017680318/A-tribute-to-our-dear-Barb-Kennedy-by-Ezz-?

Ronald Morgan

June 25, 2020

Like many of the comments before me, I knew Barb from 500px. She was an excellent photographer and story teller. She will be missed. Condolences to all her family and friends. RIP--Barb

Lori Weir

June 25, 2020

My name is Lori Beth and I also met Barb on 500px. I started noticing right away all these amazing and heartwarming comments she would leave for friends on pictures. She was consistently kind, generous and loving. She always found the perfect quote to add on a fun capture of just about anything. So many times I would feel sad but I just opened Barb's gallery and could look at any one of her posts to feel better. A bright personality that touched so very many. I look forward to meeting her one day after we all have peaceful rest. Thank you Barb for brightening my life! Best of happy memories to her friends and family left behind.

Ed Bannister

June 25, 2020

Gratitude for Barb's influence in our lives may be the only positive way out of this separation . An immediate thankful smile comes as i contemplate the glowing laughter, kindness, care, generosity of spirit, faith, and the endless creativity that we were blessed to know, in Barb. Surely the heavens are a more cheerful with her arrival, and we will only be better here, if we remember and choose to follow her example.

Tom Piorkowski

June 25, 2020

Although we never met, we were good cyber friends on 500px sharing photographs and comments. Barb loved this site and posted some excellent images, shared her thoughts on art work, and, commented on others photographers work. She was a very kind person who very much enjoyed this art. I will very much miss her and her everyday interaction. RIP Barb, you will be missed.


June 24, 2020

I met Barb trough photography... she was always so cute about her comments when I used to post photos on internet. She always encouraged me and my family to keep looking foward and strong to face life as it should. I will miss her a lot... she is now certainly better in the arms of God, keep smiling my dear friend, you will always be in my heart!

Jim Abbott

June 24, 2020

What a wonderful lady Barb was. I never got to meet her in person, but we spent a lot of time on the phone, after becoming friends on a photography site on the internet. She was so warm and loving, always telling you to keep smiling and be happy. She was a joy to know, and I miss her terribly. She is with all the angels and saints with God in Heaven, enjoying being reunited with friends and family that went before her. Thank you for your friendship, Barb. You are forever in my heart.

Therese DeSantis

June 23, 2020

I met Barb several years ago on 500px. Her photos were of just everything. Sometimes just a bit of wrapping paper, a crust of bread, a funny menu, a cloud....but her gallery was huge!! I thought to myself--this woman is capturing, literally, every single grain of life, every day, every single thing most people take for granted! How wonderful! As time went on, we discovered we were both old "Jersey" girls and were both now living in Florida. I drove the 3 hours to see her a couple of times and we laughed and laughed the days away. She took me to a nature preserve where we enjoyed a day snapping pix of the animals and, in typical Barb fashion, she had a story about each one! I will miss her dearly, truly. Her zest for life and the boundless happiness she held in her heart was just incredible. She made everyone smile. My heart is heavy at losing my friend, but the memories I have of her and the enlightenment she brought me will be with me forever. May she rest in peace and spread her joy in heaven. My deepest condolences to family and friends. ~ Therese DeSantis