Kris Kyle Kennard



Kris Kennard passed away peacefully at his home on August 23, 2013.

He was born to James L. and Nancy Jean Mason Kennard in Kansas City on March 18, 1959.  He lived all of his life in the Lee’s Summit, Lake Lotawana, and Grain Valley, Missouri areas.  In 1986 he was married to Linda Briegel Kennard who survives of the home.

His other survivors include his father, Jim Kennard of Lake Lotawana, Missouri; siblings, Kimberly Kennard Bracken,  Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and Kurt Kennard and his wife, Jana, Warsaw, Missouri; aunts, Meredith Hahn,  Cameron, Missouri, Gina Beery, Eaglesville, Missouri, Anita Drumright, Topsham, Maine, and Beverly Kennard, Phoenix, Arizona; numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces; many cousins; his parents-in-law, James and Barbara Briegel, and brother-in-law, Brantley Briegel, Lone Jack, Missouri.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his mother and his brother, Kip Kennard.  He had recently reaffirmed his faith.

Kris was a Lee’s Summit High School graduate and he worked in construction and home/business renovation in the Lake Lotawana and Kansas City areas until illness forced his retirement.

Kris is to be cremated and a Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.

The family wishes to especially thank his caregivers from Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care for the exceptional care they provided for Kris, and a heartfelt thanks to all his family, friends and neighbors for their steadfast love and caring concern.



  1. Cheri & Darryll Johnson on August 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Uncle Jim, Kim, Kurt and Linda.
    We are all saddend to hear of Kris’s passing. I have only fond memories of visits to Missouri and spending time with all my cousins.
    Our thoughts are with you and the many family members and friends that were part of Kris’s life.

  2. Yvetta Sargent on August 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to Linda Kennard, my coworker and friend and to the rest of Kris Kennard’s family. I will keep you all in my prayers. May God comfort you in a way that only He can.

  3. Danny & Cheryl Clark Moore on August 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Linda, Bobbie, James & Brantley:
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers that God gives you peace & comfort in the days ahead. You all are so special to us. Know you are loved…

  4. Valarie Tucker on August 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Linda, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. I know how much you and Chris shared and loved each other just by hearing the stories of your adventures during my time as your cube neighbor while at 903. Your love was special.

  5. Linda Stainbrook on August 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Esmeralda Phillips on August 26, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about of Kris’s passing. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

  7. Susan Spangler on August 26, 2013 at 10:03 am

    My heart goes out to you my dear friend and to your family. I hope you will lean on your friends, family and faith. We love you and are here to help in any way you need.

  8. Justin Putnam on August 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Please know you are in my thoughts with your loss. I look forward to seeing you back at work when the time is right. I always feel so lucky you’re at the other end of line when I need to pick up the phone! 🙂

  9. Kimberly Truelove on August 26, 2013 at 10:54 am


    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of loss. May the peace of God, love of family and friends, and the special memories you and Kris shared comfort and keep you during the days ahead.

  10. Manny Gutierrez on August 26, 2013 at 11:15 am

    My prayers and thoughts go out to you at this difficult time. Lean on God and he will see you through this difficult time.

  11. scott leeper on August 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    linda, thougths and prayers are with you. love you girl be strong god will take care

  12. Jerome Forte' on August 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    My deepest sympathy to you on Kris’s death. My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Mary Lewis on August 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Dear Linda and Extended Kennard Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of Kris’s passing. I know he fought valiantly and that he had many cheerleaders who encouraged and comforted him. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at your loss.

  14. Linda Drumright Witz on August 27, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Uncle Jim, Linda, Kim and Kurt
    So sad to lose Kris so early . I only hope as time goes on you will be able to focus on the joy he brought to all of you. God bless.

  15. Kathy Hancock Fidler on August 28, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. Keeping you in my prayers.

  16. Justin Russell on August 29, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I’m saddened to hear of Kris’s passing I knew him and his brother Kip as young men. Both where good friend’s to me. I know god will bless their family’s and watch over them.

  17. Williams family on September 3, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Condolences to the Kennard family. May Jehovah the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.

  18. Pat & Ron Mason on September 3, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Linda & Family, please know our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad and difficult time. May God and your wonderful memories sustain you at this time.

  19. Donna Everett on October 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I think of you often and wanted you to know you are in my prayers. Blessings to you xoxo

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