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Stephen Curtis Kennard

March 8, 2018
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STEPHEN CURTIS KENNARD PASSED AWAY ON THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 AT THE AGE OF 76.  HE IS A NATIVE OF ZANESVILLE, OHIO AND A RESIDENT OF CARRIERE, MISSISSIPPI.  STEPHEN IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF 27 YEARS CHRISTINE SPANGLER KENNARD,  DAUGHTERS LAURA ZATEZALO, KENYON (RAYMOND) HORVATH,  AND COURTNEY( HANS)  BAYER, AND SON, BLANE KENNARD; GRANDCHILDREN RILEY, ROCCO AND RORY HORVATH, JOHN BLAKE AND ETHAN ZATEZALO, ISLA, SHEPERD AND MIRIAM BAYER.  ALSO, STEPHEN’S BROTHER DAVID KENNARD AND WIFE TERESA, AND NEPHEWS NATHAN AND JOSEPH KENNARD.
STEPHEN WAS THE SON OF THE LATE CURTIS AND ELEANOR MCCRACKEN KENNARD, NEPHEW OF THE LATE DOROTHY MCCRACKEN SMITH, AND UNCLE TO THE LATE KATHRYN TERESA KENNARD. 
STEPHEN’S CAREER SPANNED OVER 30 YEARS WITH THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY.  HE BEGAN AT BOEING COMPANY ON THE SATURN V PROJECT AND THEN RETURNED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI WHERE HE OBTAINED A DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING.  SUBSEQUENTLY HE BEGAN WORKING AT MARTIN MARIETTA AKA LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION WHERE HE ROSE TO THE POSITION OF MATERIALS MANAGER ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANK PROJECT WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT.
STEPHEN WAS A MEMBER OF KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OSCAR J. GELPI COUNCIL 6827 IN PICAYUNE, MISSISSIPPI AND ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH IN PICAYUNE, MISSISSIPPI.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A FUNERAL MASS ON MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018, AT 2:00 P.M. AT ST. JOSEPH ABBEY, 75376 RIVER ROAD, ST. BENEDICT. LA. 70457.  INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW IN THE ST. JOSEPH ABBEY CEMETERY. 
 

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