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Speck Funeral Home - Janie Ledbetter

September 24, 2023

Speck Funeral Home - Janie Ledbetter Obituary

Janie Louise Ledbetter, 88, passed away peacefully with family on Friday, July 14, 2023, in Tinley Park Illinois. Janie was born in Akron Ohio on April 7, 1935, to James ‘Otis’ and Anna Mae (Warden) Ledbetter. In addition to her early years in Akron, she also resided in Livingston Tennessee, Detroit Michigan and Midlothian Illinois, finally moving to Cookeville Tennessee following her retirement from the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis in Chicago Illinois.

Janie is preceded in death by her husband Albert ‘Buddy’ Kendziora. Janie is survived by her children Mark (Laura) Simos, Greg (Cathy) Simos, Kathy (Tom) Lillie and stepson Tim Kendziora, along with many grandchildren, great grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Janie is also survived by her sister Joanne (Ledbetter) Byrd. Janie was a vegetarian most of her life, who loved to dance, crochet, walk, read and spend time with her family. She also loved attending Sunday services at the Algood United Methodist Church, followed by lunch with her fellow parishioners.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Speck Funeral Home, 300 N Church Street in Livingston Tennessee on Thursday September 28, 2023, between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M., followed by processional to Bethlehem United Methodist Church/Cemetery, 104 Bethlehem Road in Livingston Tennessee.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at one of the following:
Many thanks to those family and friends for your love, support, friendship and care during her final years in Tennessee.

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Memorial Service
September 28, 2023

10:00 AM
Speck Funeral Home
300 N. Church Street
Livingston, TN 38570


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