Geneva Kendall


(March 7, 2005)

Graveside services for long-time Powell resident, Geneva Bonnie Kendall, 91, were held Friday, March 11 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell.

She died Monday, March 7 at Powell Valley Hospital.

Pastor Billy McKee of First Southern Baptist Church presided at services.

Geneva was born in Delaware County, near Maysville, Okla., on Feb. 2, 1914, daughter of John and Eva Hammontree. As a teenager, she moved to Powell with her father and siblings. She graduated from Powell High School in 1933.

She married Joe Lester Kendall at the First Baptist Church in Billings, Mont., on Dec. 9, 1933. They returned to Powell to make their home. To this union were born three children: Bonnie Jo, Bert and Eva.

Her days with filled with joy when she was tending to her flowers and garden.

Survivors include her daughter, Eva Havens and husband Jim of Joliet, Mont.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Kendall; her daughter, Bonnie Jo Egbert; her son, Bert Kendall; and her sister, Hettie Rood.

Pallbearers at the services were Dan Schuster, Bruce Souder, John Johnson, Jim Havens, Ralph Wensky and Don Adams.