~~Jeremiah Justin Kennard “Baby J”, passed away peacefully in his mommy’s arms on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
He was born on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center at 6:26 a.m., weighing 1 pound 7 ounces and 11 3/4 inches long. He was the hospital’s first baby born in the new year. He spent his first four months of his life there, where the NICU staff became part of his family.
In his short time, Jeremiah touched many people’s hearts. Some of his best times were spent rocking in his mommy’s arms as she would read him his favorite books and comb his beautiful brown hair. He loved when his Papa and Nona, brothers and sister came to visit him. His sister, Katie, loved to read him books and help change his diaper.
He was preceded in death by his great grandpa and grandma Kennard; great grandpa Smith; two uncles, Norman Kennard and Melvin Kennard; and one cousin, Randy Kennard.
“Baby J” is survived by his mother, Jennifer (Kennard) Reynolds of the home; siblings, Levi, Dusty, and Katie Reynolds of the home; grandparents, Lewis and Rolena Kennard of Garnett, Kansas; great grandma Smith of Garnett, Kansas; one uncle, Justin Kennard of Garnett, Kansas; and one cousin, Remi Kennard.~~
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, with burial following in the Garnett Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeremiah Kennard Memorial Fund.