Jennifer Kennedy Dean

December 11, 1953 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 65)


Jennifer Kennedy Dean age 65 of Marion, KY passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at her home.

Jennifer was the Executive Director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She authored numerous books, studies and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth.  Her book,  Heart’s Cry, has been named National Day of Prayer’s recommended resource. Her book, Live a Praying Life  has been called a flagship work on prayer.  She was a wonderful mother to her sons.  She was a devoted sister and she was a passionate, enthusiastic and loving Grandma to her eight grandchildren.  Her wisdom, her humor and her unrelenting love will be missed.

She is survived by sons, Brantley (Caroline) Dean, Lawrence, KS; Kennedy (Sara) Dean, Leawood, KS and Stinson ( Stephanie) Dean, Independence, MO; sisters, Priscilla Graham, Marion, KY and Julianne Pederson, Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Campbell, Audrey, Savannah, Roger, Julie, Scarlett, Charlie and Ruby.

Mrs. Dean was preceded  in death by her husband Wayne Dean (passed away in 2005); parents, Don W. and Audrey Lois Tohtz Kennedy,brother Roger Quin Kennedy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 AM on June 29th at Marion Baptist Church of which she was a member.

 A second Celebration Life service will be held 10 AM July 13th in Lawrence, Kansas at Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Myers Funeral Home, Marion, KY is handling the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please direct all memorial donations to the following charities - The Sentencing Project or Together Rising.

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Memorial Service
June 29, 2019

10:00 AM
Marion Baptist Church
131 East Depot St
Marion, KY 42064

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