Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jennifer Kennedy Dean, 65, of Marion, Ky., passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her home.

Jennifer was the Executive Director of The Praying Life Foundation and a respected author and speaker. She authored numerous books, studies and magazine articles specializing in prayer and spiritual growth. Her book, "Heartís Cry," has been named National Day of Prayerís recommended resource. Her book, Live a Praying Life has been called a flagship work on prayer. She was a wonderful mother to her sons. She was a devoted sister and she was a passionate, enthusiastic and loving Grandma to her eight grandchildren. Her wisdom, her humor and her unrelenting love will be missed.

She is survived by sons, Brantley (Caroline) Dean, Lawrence, Kan., Kennedy (Sara) Dean, Leawood, Kan., and Stinson ( Stephanie) Dean, Independence, Mo.; sisters, Priscilla Graham, Marion, Ky., and Julianne Pederson, Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Campbell, Audrey, Savannah, Roger, Julie, Scarlett, Charlie and Ruby.

Mrs. Dean was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Dean (passed away in 2005); parents, Don W. and Audrey Lois Tohtz Kennedy; and brother, Roger Quin Kennedy.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., June 29, at Marion Baptist Church of which she was a member.

A second Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m., July 13, in Lawrence, Kan., at Plymouth Congregational.

In lieu of flowers, please direct all memorial donations to the following charities: The Sentencing Project ( or Together Rising (