Eva Lynette (Higgs) Kennedy


Eva Lynette (Higgs) Kennedy, 78, of Edgerton, Kansas went to be with her Lord and Savior after battling cancer for twelve years on October 4, 2020 at her home in Edgerton, KS.

She was born November 3, 1941 in Vancouver, Washington, the daughter of George Leroy and Eva Myrtle (Idler) Higgs. She graduated from James Madison High School with the class of 1959. Following high school Eva attended NW College of the Bible and received her Mrs. Degree.

On January 20, 1962 Eva was united in marriage to James Kennedy in Gresham, Oregon. They shared over 58 years of loving marriage.

Together they moved to Bemidji, Minnesota for Mission work in 1967. From 1980 to 1996, Eva helped James operate a ServiceMASTER business in Bemidji. In 1996, they moved to Camp Yamhill in Oregon, where she was the camp cook for eight years. In 2004, they moved to Edgerton, KS and within a year Eva began cooking for Vintage Park in Baldwin City, KS until her cancer battle caused her retirement in 2009.

Eva is survived by her husband, James Kennedy, Edgerton, KS; two daughters, Maretta Lynn Kennedy, Olathe, KS, and Arla Long and her husband, Brian, Edgerton, KS; two grandchildren, Katherine “Katie” and Ryan Long; a sister, Georgianna Propp and her husband, Gary, McMinnville, Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister, Carol Higgs.

Eva was a member of the Church of Christ in Baldwin City and active with the 10th Street Quilters.

She was kind, loving, endlessly forgiving, and always eager to help others. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and sewing, especially quilts.

To celebrate Eva’s life, a service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Church of Christ, 203 10th Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006. For those unable to attend the service a live stream will be available on the Lamb-Roberts-Price Facebook page. Inurnment will be at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to Tallgrass Christian Camp or American Cancer Society and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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