Barbara Kennedy Obituary

Barbara Kennedy, age 77, of Oden, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas. She was born on Sunday, March 11, 1945 to Elmer Isaacs and Nina Louise Parsons in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Barbara was a woman of faith, loved God with all her heart and attended Concord Baptist Church. She had a generous heart, and often volunteered at different hospitals, dressing up in many costumes and brought joy to many people. Barbara was the most giving person, and would provide whatever she was able to anyone in need. She went above and beyond helping every person she met. She adored her cat and dog, Gabby and Dallas. Barbara was a beacon of light for her family, she cherished every moment spent with each and every one of them. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, and grandmother and leaves her family with an endless supply of happy memories.


She is preceded in death by Donald Ellis Powers, Susan Kennedy and parents, Louise and Earl Parsons.


Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Charles Kennedy Jr. of Oden; three daughters Kathy Morton (Alan) of Tulsa, OK, Cindy Elliott (Robert) of Plano, TX and Deanna Armstrong (Dan) of McKinney, TX; Stepdaughters Judy Tullos (Myron) of Franklinton, LA and Pam Murphy (Royce) of Franklinton, LA. Stepsons Clayton Kennedy of Bogalusa, LA, Andrew Kennedy (Stacy) of Oden, AR, Edward Kennedy (Tracy) of Oden, AR, Benjamin Kennedy (Kimberly) of Franklinton, LA.; Twenty amazing grandchildren, ten precious great grandchildren and numerous loving cousins and family members.


A funeral service for Barbara will be held on Tuesday, May 10. 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Ree officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Memorial Park in Fort Smith, Arkansas under the direction of Bowser Family Funeral Home.


A visitation will be held on Monday, May 9, 2022 at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Mena, Arkansas. Online Guestbook:


5-9-22 3:04 p.m. KAWX.ORG