Kendall Howard Ivy, II

September 15, 1976 ‒ May 11, 2005

Galion, Ohio

Kendall H. Ivy, II, 28, Staff Sgt., United States Marine Corps, of Galion and Camp Lejeune, N.C., who was killed in the line of duty, while serving in Iraq, Wednesday, May 11, 2005.

Born September 15, 1976 in Galion, he was the son of Raymond Ivy and Venita “Kay” Duffner Ivy who survive in Galion. He married Lee Ann R. Needs Ivy Sept. 21, 1996 and she survives.

He was very much a family man and was looking forward to coming home and spending time with his family. Upon the completion of his service to the Marine Corps he was planning to continue his education and become a history teacher and coach. He graduated from Galion High School in 1995 and was a well known athlete playing football and baseball.

He has proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years where he was currently a Staff Sergeant in the infantry.

In addition to his wife, Lee Ann and his parents, he is survived by two sons, Caleb and Harrison Ivy and a daughter, Reagan Ivy, all at home. Their fourth child is expected in October. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister and their spouses, Kenneth and Charlotte Ivy, Kathy and Doug Shifley and Kevin and Michelle Ivy, all of Galion and Keith and Becki Ivy of Greenwich; 11 nieces and nephews; 4 great-great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his father-in-law and step-mother-in-law, Jim and Lynn Needs of Port Ritchey, Fla. and his mother-in-law, Sandy Craig of Galion.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Kendall Howard Ivy, I.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 20 at Crossway Assembly of God, 200 Gelsanliter Road in Galion with Pastor Mark A. Meyer, Sr. officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Full Military Honors will be conducted by the United States Marine Corps. Galion/Crestline area veterans will serve as an Honor Guard at the cemetery.

Memorial tributes may be made in the form of contributions to the Kendall Ivy Memorial Fund, established for the benefit of his family, at First Federal Bank of Ohio, 140 North Columbus St., Galion, OH 44833 and may be made there or at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, 218 S. Market St., Galion, OH 44833