Betty Irene Kennedy

November 22, 1938 ‒ October 16, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Betty Irene Kennedy, our beautiful mother, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 16, 2016 in her home at Willow Brook Christian Village in Delaware, Ohio after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Betty, better known as Irene, was born November 22, 1938 in West Virginia to the late Brooks McKinley and Tennessee (Payne) Roberts.

Irene was a hardworking and loving mother and grandmother.  While raising her family, Irene worked for over 20 years at Tecumseh in Marion and was a proud member of their bowling team where she won several tournaments.  Irene also modeled for Mary Kay, traveling to their expositions.  She also attended adult education classes at Tri-Rivers studying Horticulture which added to her love of flower arranging and decorating.

Irene was a fun loving person who loved her family, playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her siblings.  You could find her playing on swing sets, trampolines and even riding go carts and 3 wheelers with her grand kids.  She would visit and even travel with her siblings having good times and taking pictures.  Irene would always plant impatients every year and display hanging ferns outside her home.  Irene will also be remembered for making her zucchini bread which everyone loved and enjoyed.

Irene is survived by her children, Tanya Bisignano, Steve Herrigel, Tina Aldridge, Tammy Warbington, Carla Geisey, and Sherry Jones; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ethel.

Irene was preceded in death by siblings, Glenna, Troy, Harold and Brenda.

Memorial donations may be made in Irene’s honor to The American Alzheimer’s Association, Rinkie’s Warriors.

Friends may call from 4 until 7 at Snyder Funeral Home, GUNDER/HALL Chapel on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  A 10 am funeral service will be held 10 am Friday, October 21, 2016 at the funeral home with Celebrant Mark Schuring officiating.  Burial will follow at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Irene’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting