Chanda Kay Jo Kennedy

Chanda passed away peacefully at home April 8th with family by her side. Chanda was preceded in death by her father Chancy Long, Brother Vincent Wentland and grand parents. She was born in Iberia, MO and lived in the KC Metro most of her life. Chanda was a very caring person and always thought of everyone else. Chanda is survived by her soul mate David Wendt, her 3 kids Chris, Nick and Chanci, Stepson Austin, mother, Kay Bowers of Eldon, MO., and 5 beautiful grand children.

She worked for the postal service for 26 years . Chanda really enjoyed her coworkers in the BMEU. An unexpected battle with cancer took her away from us all much too soon. Chanda had a big heart and a loving soul. Memorial Service at Heartland Cremation Chapel, Sunday May 17 from 2-4 pm. 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. Raytown, Missouri. 64133


Visits: 4


  1. Dyantha Ford on April 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Chanda and I became instant friends the moment we found out our middle names were both “Jo.” She had so much love for her family and “My Dave” as she called him in BMAU. I will miss her smile and laugh. Gone too soon. Rest now Chanda.

  2. Renea Williams on April 15, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Chanda and I went to high school together. A beautiful woman, gone too soon. My heart aches for her family.

  3. Rhonda Crutcher on April 15, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Chanda was one of my best friends, I have known her for over 17yrs, We had alot of great times together, went on trips to Florida with her family, and we had a girls road trip with Glenna and my sister, we had alot in common…CHIEFS and MELISSA ETHERIDGE, she took me to my first concert to see her, she was a sweet soul and she always made me smile, she was a great friend and coworker and I will never forget the great times we had, may she rest in peace with GOD. She was taken way too soon. Xxoo

  4. Louie Garcia on April 15, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Chanda was always pleasant and sharing a smile! A dedicated and hard worker. And a Stylish Dresser! May God Bless Chris, Nick, Chanci, Austin and David and Fill Them With HIS Peace and Comfort! Luke 6:21 Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

  5. Christine Hochard on April 15, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    So sorry for your loss . We had good times at the good old PO. Lot of laughter,especially when it came to picking on Mikey. Rest in peace with your family in the heavens. You’ll be missed.

  6. darren stratton on April 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    dave, I can’t began to tell you how terribly sad I am for your loss. for all of our loss. she was the most kind loving person I’ve ever known. not only was she a sister to me, but she was a best friend. one I could tell anything to and she wouldn’t judge me. heaven will be a better place. love ya brother.

  7. kim samborski on April 15, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    So sorry.

  8. Tom Lindstrom on April 15, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I can still hear her giggle even though I have been retired since 09. Chanda always had a joke and a smile. She was just happy soul ! She will be missed for sure! My prayers and thoughts go out to her loved ones who are left behind.

  9. Lynn McDaniel Peoples on April 16, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Chanda and I met when we were around 14 years old. I am honored to call her my friend and grateful to have had such a wonderful, loving friend in my life for so long. Her infectious laughter made everyone around her laugh and fall in love with her. Many wonderful, crazy and fun filled memories will comfort me when I miss her. She was taken from us way too soon. My heart breaks for Dave and the rest of her family. I will see you again one glorious day! LYLAS. (love ya like a sis)

  10. jeannie luster on April 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I worked with chanda at the p.o for many years. She always had a smile and was the best at decorating any jayhawks fan with our mizzou colors (Robert Berger) at their machine. She was taken away too soon. I love you sweetie I will truly miss you. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and her family.

  11. Caitlin on April 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Very sorry to hear of Chanda’s passing. Though I only knew her briefly, she was on my mind and I kept her in my prayers. Peace and condolences to the family.

  12. cheryl gigi stolz on April 16, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I didn’tknow her for a long time, But long enough to know what a special loving women she was.She was so proud of her children and grandchildren. Her heart was large and she was always giving love and hope to all of us. Sending love and prayers to her family. I know shes walking again but this time its with JESUS.

  13. Becki Young-Neely on April 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    So sad to go so early. We went to high school together & my sister Debbie. They were really good friends to the end. What a lovely smile and person. She will be surely missed by family & friends. Be at rest Chanda.

  14. Teresa Wagner on April 17, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I knew Chanda for 26 years. She had a pure heart full of laughter. Even though I am a Jayhawker, she never held it against me. I will miss her. Dave, I know she loved you very much and please remember to lean on friends when you need to.

  15. Glenda Hamer on April 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Though we’ll never know why she had to leave at such a young age, her journey with the Lord is just beginning; she is blessed. She’ll always be cherished and remembered by those who knew and loved her. God speed, Chanda.

  16. Paul Snare on April 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I worked on the LSM’s (letter sorting machines) during the Postal Service’s heydays of the 80’s and 90s. We, on occasion, worked the same rotation on the same crew Tour 3. I remember her as a hard worker and a beautiful person, inside and out. I’m sure all who knew her will miss her. My deepest sympathies to David and the rest of her family.

  17. Nicholas Kennedy on July 4, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    You were always there for me. I felt like I could talk to you about anything. The thing I miss most is having you there to talk to. It seems like I was calling you every other day to discuss all the crap I had going on in my life. I miss you more then you will ever know, and I can’t wait to see you again and catch up on all the things I have wanted to tell you! Love you always Mom!

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