Lynn Kennedy Burnside

January 11, 1938 ‒ April 14, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Lynn Kennedy Burnside, age 81, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home Sunday, April 14, 2019.

On January 11, 1938, Lynn was born at home in Marion County, son of the late Harold Elbert Burnside and Gladys Anita (Kennedy) Williams.  He graduated from Edison High School in 1956.

Over the years he worked as a truck driver, along with numerous other jobs.  He loved to spend his spare time fishing.

He is survived by his elder brother, Harold (Marilyn) Elbert Burnside Jr. of Pemberville, OH; his children: Susan (Joe Kelly) Burnside-Kelly, Jeff (Michael LeHue) Burnside, both of Columbus, Steve (Lyn) Burnside of the United Kingdom; his grandchildren: John (Erin) Tennant III, Ty Tennant, Drew (Amie) Tennant, Madeleine Kelly, Marissa Kelly and Maxwell Burnside; and his great grandchildren: Gwen, Julian, and Cora Tennant.

Memorial services will be announced by his family at a later date.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Lynn’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Susie , I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad. I will be thinking and praying for your family.
    Chad and Lorri

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Telling stories, going thru pictures, and fixing your Dad’s favorite foods hopefully will help you thru this difficult time.

  • I was so sorry to read this news. I met Lynn at the Morrow County Community Center and always enjoyed chatting with him. When he was helping out there, everything was spotless and in working order. Praying for comfort for the family. Dina Snow

  • So sad to hear the news of Lynn’s passing. My husband and I met Lynn several years ago at the Morrow County Community Center, where he worked at the time. He was very important to that place, for it was he that kept everything clean and in working order. He loved to talk and he always had a story to tell. The Center has not been the same since he quit a couple years ago, because it was getting to be too much. To the family, we are sorry for your loss. Please know that Lynn was loved by many and will be greatly missed. Glenn & Cindy Hayes

  • So sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. We were classmates at Edison School and have many good memories. Keeping the family in our prayers .

    Howard & Marilyn Huston

  • We all owe Lynn our heartfelt thanks for his wonderful investment in our community,especially at the Community Center. He maintained the equipment, bought chairs for the Silver Sneakers, and greeted everyone with a warm smile. Love and condolences to his family. He will certainly be missed.

    Ed and Cindy Fidler

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lynn was always great to be around though I only saw him a couple of times a year and after I left home for a couple of Kennedy reunions. His attention to details was always evident and noticed by other responders on this site. May God grant you peace during this time and bring back cherished memories.

  • Susan, Steve, Jeff, and all the family – I am so sorry for your loss. I just learned of your dad’s death on Sunday. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Julie Blankenship