Obituary for James E "Jim" Kennett

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James E "Jim" Kennett

October 12, 1959 - April 9, 2014

James E. "Jim" Kennett, age 54 passed away Wednesday evening, April 9, 2014 at the IU Health – Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Morgantown.

He was born in Indianapolis on October 12, 1959 to his parents, Charles M. and Beverly A. (Hercamp) Kennett. Jimmie was a 1978 graduate of Indian Creek High School. He worked as the Morgantown Deputy Town Marshall from 1983 to 1994 and went on to be the owner and operator of Jemini Construction Company in Morgantown from 1994 till 2008.

Jim was a member of the Mt. Zion Separate Baptist Church in Morgantown and was a past member of the Morgantown Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed umpiring Little League Baseball and Girls Softball for many years. Jim also enjoyed the outdoors by fishing, hunting, working in his garden and farming.

He is survived by his mother: Beverly A. Kennett of Morgantown; daughter: Olivia Kennett of Carmel; siblings: Rick A. (Linda) Kennett of Brookville, OH, Brian M. (Judith) Kennett of Morgantown and Linda D. (Gary) Satter of Trafalgar.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, and a brother: Aaron T. Kennett.

The Rev. Matt Satter will conduct a funeral service on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Morgantown.

Condolences may be sent to the Kennett family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: October 12, 1959
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Teresa Woods posted on 1/1/00

Our thoughts and prayers to your family on the loss of Jim. From the family of Mike Woods


Sheri Smith (Williams) posted on 1/1/00

I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I ran around some with Jim when we were much younger, he always brought a smile to my face, he was full of fun and laughter. About a year ago I was lucky enough to run into him in Morgantown and we were able to catch up a little. He absolutely beamed when he spoke of his beautiful daughter. My heart goes out to you all, you are in our prayers.


mike Hickman posted on 1/1/00

Sorry for your loss.Jim will be missed.


Russell /Annie Fleener posted on 1/1/00

To the Kenneth family our thoughts and prayers are with you all . Jim was a good friend he will be missed.


Dan Reed posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was blessed to have known and worked with Jim for many years. We had some good times painting the apartment complex in Fishers and the house next to the Town Hall. All the nights we were out on patrol together. I was blessed to have known him and was thankful. He excepted me for who I was and always had that unforgettable smile. RIP my friend you will be missed but not forgotten.


David Childers posted on 1/1/00

Olivia, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Nancy Napier posted on 1/1/00

My prayers are with the family. Jim will be missed by many and was such a great guy!


Rebecca Clawson/McGuier posted on 1/1/00

Linda, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family on the loss of Jim. He was a wonderful man to me, all my kids, and all that knew him personally. Sincerely Becky.


Karen Brock posted on 1/1/00

Had many interesting and fun conversations with Jim over the years. He will be missed by many.....Rest in Peace my friend!


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Steve& Karen Hickman posted on 1/1/00

What a wonderful personality Jimmy had. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Sincerely Steve, Karen & Chris.


Mitzie Reichmann posted on 1/1/00

Dear Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. My heart goes to you and your family. Love to all


John Rooks posted on 1/1/00

As night manager of IGA 20+ years ago, I got to know Jim pretty well. He was professional and had a gift for dealing with people. He was also great conversation. I am glad to have known him.