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O. Jean Kendzierski

O.  (Olive) Jean Kendzierski, 92, of Pikeville was called home to be with our God on July 29, 2017 at Hospice, Cumberland House, in Crossville.

She had resided in Pikeville since 1993. Born March 29, 1925, in Bath, New York, she is of the Baptist faith and Freewill Baptist and was a member of Plainview Freewill Baptist Church of Van Buren County.

She loved bowling, Bingo, traveling, and most of all those – her nine children who were a constant need. She will be dearly missed by her friend and daughter Faith of Pikeville where they shared a home for the last 18 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. V. Kendzierski; sons, Robert Wood, Russ Frazier and Lynn R. Wood; daughters, Dee Heath and Claudia Wood-Goodman.

She is survived by her sons, Ken Frazer of Connecticut and Bernie Wood of Upstate, New York; daughters, Irene Smith of Cameron, New York, Faith (James) Roame of Pikeville. She will be treasured by several grandchildren and step-kids.. She has over 50 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and unknown amount of great-great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of services, there will a benefit/memorial sale at a later date in August by her daughter, Faith.

Her remains will be laid to rest with three of her children at her homestead in Pikeville.


  1. Tanya Williams on August 9, 2017 at 8:10 am

    My beautiful grandmother, may you rest easy in heaven surrounded by your children who went before you, I will always miss you granny grunt, you were such an inspiration in my life and a constant comfort for me. Love always your nanny too too!!!

  2. Michele on August 15, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Miss Jean was an extraordinary lady, she was a race car driver in her youth, when ladies weren’t excepted in the sport. She grow up during the depression as a child, so she knew how to stretch a dollar. She loved her children and did the best she could with what she had. She was a wonderful woman and she will always be missed. God has her now, love you Miss Jean.

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