Lillian V. “Lil” Kennel, age 77 of Batesville, died Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at her residence.
Born January 12, 1939 in Middletown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Virginia (Carbery) and Elton Kennel. Lil was a second grade teacher for 44 years at St. Louis School, helping shape countless young girls and boys, before retiring in 2004. She was a member of St. Louis Church, spent 13 years on the Batesville Memorial Library Board, a member of Beta Sigma Phi and the Jamaican Mission Team of St. Louis Church – making two trips. Lil was honored as Teacher of the Year by the American Legion, a Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin Excellence in Education Award recipient and earned a trip to Rome from the Franciscan priests for her years of teaching.
Lil is survived by sisters, Marianne Scheper of Edgewood, Ky., Jean (Leo) Kruthaupt and Rosemary (Lloyd) Ball, both of Brookville; brothers, Elton of Brookville and George (Ruth) of Pensacola, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jean Kennel of Hamilton and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by brothers, John, Loren and Ival.
Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, January 7 at Weigel Funeral Home, with Rev. Ric Schneider O.F.M. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials be made to the Lil Kennel Endowment Fund at St. Louis School or Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.