Dave Kennedy, Funeral Director/Owner
J. David Kennedy was born February 21, 1957 at the Huber Memorial Hospital in Pana Illinois. The third child of C. Raymond and Lucille A. (Gudehus) Kennedy. He grew up above the funeral home with his older sister Kathy and brother D.J. and younger brother James Kevin “Cub” Kennedy. He attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Pana Senior High School, Class 1975 ,
Southern Illinois University, AS Mortuary Science 1982. Interned at Randall A. Irwin Chapels for Funerals in Granite City Illinois. Illinois Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer D. J. Kennedy & Sons Funeral Directors P. C., Pana Illinois, since September 1982.
Owner Kennedy & Sons Funeral Directors P. C., Pana Illinois. Owner of Kennedy & Sons Ambulance Service Inc., re-established 1995. Ambulance Service closed January 2005. Funeral Director Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home, Herrick Illinois, since 1988. Owner Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home Herrick, since 2002.
The father of four children Sarah Elizabeth, Sheila Marie, Lucille (Lucy) Ann, and George Raymond Kennedy. Also being raised above the funeral home.
James Kevin Kennedy DBA, Office Manager Funeral Associate
Sarah Elizabeth Kennedy, Mortuary Student (Fourth Generation)
Lucy Kennedy, Mortuary Student