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Mary Beth Kennedy Janssen

August 29, 1952 - September 13, 2023
South Haven, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Mary Beth Kennedy Janssen passed away at the age of 71 on September 13, 2023 at her home in South Haven, MI. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, educator, mentor, and friend who was loved by all who knew her.

Mary Beth is survived by her husband of 36 years, Terrill Janssen and their son Richard Janssen. She is also survived by siblings Martha Having, Fran Grafmeyer, Peggy Pellegrino, Elaine Ellis, brothers-in-law Sam Pellegrino, Everett Janssen, Charles Janssen and Gary Anderson, Sisters-in-law Gail Anderson and Annette Janssen, 11 nieces and nephews and 23 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Doran and Helen Kennedy, parents-in-law Richard and Enid Janssen, Brothers-in-law Mike Habing, Don Grafmeyer and Billy Ellis.

A Natural Burial will be held at Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary in Cary, IL on Monday September 25th at 12:00 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary Beth’s memory to: cholangiocarcinoma Foundation (