Louise Kennemer
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 5, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    dawson, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 24, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Peoria, Illinois, United States
Let the memory of Louise be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Louise Kennemer, 92, born on November 5, 1921 and passed away on July 24, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 6th November 2017

"Happy belated birthday, Mom, but you were in my thoughts and prayers yesterday.  I miss you more than words can say!  All the memories of you bring comfort to me every day!  I smile each time I look up at the blue sky or see the twinkling stars at night and know you are  looking down at me with your twinkling, blue eyes! Thanks so much for all you taught and gave to us during your lifetime! You were and still are the best mom and role model ever!!!!!  Hugs and much love, Kitty  : )"

This tribute was added by Barbara Keene on 5th November 2017

"Happy Birthday Mom!!  Can’t believe it has been three years years that you have been gone. I still miss you, but I have all my memories that helps a lot!!  There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t think of you"

This tribute was added by Michael Barnabee on 5th November 2017

"Happy Birthday mom. Kids are grown up. Brandon almost as tall as me now. Alyssa has a nice boyfriend.

Love you,

This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 29th July 2017

"Mom - Missing you!!  Looking through all the pictures and realizing how fast time goes by! But also realizing all the happy memories we have with each other!  Bittersweet, but so comforting at the same time.  Love you and carry you with me in my heart always.  Hugs and Kisses : )"

This tribute was added by Michael Barnabee on 5th November 2016

"Happy birthday mom. Probably still dancing the jig from the cubs victory. Kids really are grown up. Everyone well. In Milan played racquetball against some very good players. Tried hard , but lost.
Next time I will do better.
Miss you lots, but still feel you are here with me.

This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 5th November 2016

"Happy Birthday, Mom!! Know you are smiling down from Heaven because your Cubbies gave you an early birthday present by winning the World Series!  Missing you so much these days!!  The memories of your love, your smile and twinkling blue eyes, and your ability to comfort and encourage with your gentle ways and kind words will live in my heart always. These memories help comfort and bring me peace during difficult times.   Miss you, Mom, more than words can ever say!!!   Hugs and love, Kitty"

This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 25th July 2016

"Missing you so very much - your smile, twinkly blue eyes, and your loving heart!  This anonymous  verse says it all:
"My mind still talks to you.  My heart still looks for you. My soul knows your are at peace."  But my heart still aches for you and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and wish I could talk to you!
Hugs and love, Kitty"

This tribute was added by Michael Barnabee on 24th July 2016

"Had a nice day at the beach today. Ate watermelon.  Did some crossword puzzles. You would have loved it. Miss you mom.


This tribute was added by Barbara Keene on 24th July 2016

"Missing you a lot today on the two year anniversary of your passing. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and all the things we use to do. Miss talking to you, playing our games and feeding you watermelon. You loved that so much. Will see you again some day and we can do those things again. Until then.....memories will have to do!"

This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 5th November 2015

"Happy Birthday, Mom!!   I am assured of your love even though we're apart, because so much we've shared is written on my heart.   Not a day goes by that I don't miss you, Mom!  However, on this special day, your birthday, the missing is so much more poignant!  I will forever miss and love you so much!  Kitty"

This tribute was added by Kitty McKelvey on 24th July 2015

"Mom, I miss you so much!  I especially miss talking to you on the phone and playing games with you at "the home"!  Whenever I hear something interesting or something special happens I want to share with you,  I see a game and think "Mom would like to play that," or I just want to hear your voice; I start for the phone to  call you or to purchase the game.  Then I remember, I can't physically do that.  It makes me sad for a minute, but then I remind myself you are not in pain anymore, you are in a better place, and I have so many wonderful memories of the conversations we did have and the games we actually played. I have a plaque that says,  "A mother's love knows no end, first with the child and then as a friend."  How true because love has no end, it continues on forever in our hearts.  You will always be our friend, supporter, and biggest fan - in spirit as you were in life!  I love you, Mom!"

This tribute was added by Michael Barnabee on 24th July 2015

"Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts.  You will always be where you belong. ...  In my heart.  Remembering you always brings a smile, even when I have a bad day.  Miss you mom."

This tribute was added by Patricia Kettell on 24th July 2015

"Remembering today a wonderful woman who was not only my aunt but also my step-mother."

This tribute was added by Glenna Fields Bozarth on 5th October 2014

"I remember coming to stay at the Decatur home when I was small. Your mom was so pretty. I loved to watch her. I remember times when Isabelle and Louise came to visit my mom, Norma Fields, in Dawson. Always a wonderful visit with them. I remember the family reunions in Dawson and what fun we all had. Many many good memories. I pray your memories will comfort you all and bring peace.  

This tribute was added by Janet Rich Primas on 16th August 2014

"I was struck by the statement in her beautifully written obituary. When asked what she wanted to be, her answer was, a mother. As I knew her,through her daughter Kitty, and her son Jerry, that is what she was. She was gentle but strong, nurturing but encouraging. She was an advocate that empowered her children to engage in society in a meaningful way. She was the mother who would always give up the biggest piece of cake and the last popsicle. Rest in peace Louise. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you."

This tribute was added by Michael Barnabee on 8th August 2014

"Two weeks have gone by since your passing. Although I know I will not see you again,  each day Mom, I feel you are with me. I was so lucky to have such a wonderful mother. You will always be in my heart.


This tribute was added by Steve Crabtree on 1st August 2014

"Our grandma was a very special person. She will be greatly missed by all those that had the pleasure of knowing her. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, aunt and friend. She loved her family so much! She loved playing games and played them up to the last week of her life. She has taught us all to love one another and to be kind to everyone. I'm very fortunate that our kids got to spend time with her, even up to the last month of her life. She we live on in the hearts of all that knew her."

This tribute was added by Libby White on 31st July 2014

"Aunt Louise was a special lady. She loved life and everyone in it. She loved games, she loved visiting, she loved kids!! This tribute is great and shows just how loved she was!!"

This tribute was added by Brandon barnabee on 29th July 2014

"Grandma for me You were the most important thing in my life and i will never forget you"

This tribute was added by Stephen Barnabee on 28th July 2014

"The pictures truly show Aunt Louise' love of life and family. We are all blessed to have been in her world."

This tribute was added by Kevin Ost on 27th July 2014

"Mike,  I am sorry to hear about your loss.  Your mom is definitely smiling down on the wonderful friend, husband and father that you have become.   I hope you take solace remembering the good times where your mother loved and supported you and your brother and her many good friends and other family members.  God bless you and please look me up the next time you are back in the Kansas City area.  Your friend forever..."

This tribute was added by Barbara Keene on 27th July 2014

"Love you Mom and miss you so much already."

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