Jean T. Kendrick

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jean T. Kendrick, 91, of Columbus, passed away on September 13, 2010 at the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, after a short illness. She will be missed.

Jean T. Kendrick was born October 20, 1918, in New York, but was a long-time resident of Fair Haven, N.J., where she was an active gardener and member of the Fair Haven Garden Club. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Communion of Fair Haven, and enthusiastic contributor to the community. She relocated to Polk County in 2009 and was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Tryon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Arthur, in 2000.

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She is survived by her children: Jean K. Shumway of Columbus; Nancy K. Knoll of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; and Peter J. Kendrick of Reston, Va. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Dawn Harris of Nevada City, Calif.; Rachel DeWald of El Granada, Calif.; Glenn Harrison of Bellingham, Mass., and Allison Kendrick of Reston, Va. She had three great-grandchildren who also survive her: Corina and Eli DeWald of El Granada, Calif., and Grace Harrison of Bellingham, Mass.

Funeral arrangements are private; in lieu of flowers please consider donations to charity of your choice.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.