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Anna Thelma (Hill) Kennedy

July 2, 1932 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 89)

Obituary

It is with great sorrow that we said goodbye to our dear mother, granny and friend Anna Thelma Hill, Seitz, Kennedy (aka Tootsie) on December 6, 2021.  There has never been – nor will there ever be anyone quite like her!  Born to Delmar and Martha Stephenson Hill on July 2,1932 in Grayson County, Kentucky.  Anna was number 5 of 7 children.  She married Jack E. Seitz in 1949 and was blessed with two children Timothy and Cheryl.  She married Michael Kennedy in 1974 - they were later divorced.  She then met Ray Lester and moved to English, Indiana where they built her log cabin dream home on a hill in the woods where she could keep all the dogs, cats, and horses she wanted – she absolutely loved living on the farm!  Besides loving animals, sport cars and gardening, Ann was known for her famous bourbon balls, potent fruitcake and carrying a pistol in her purse.  She was also an exceptional seamstress. For those of us who have received one of her quilts, we will always treasure them!   Ann worked for Brown Forman Distillery for many years until an injury forced her to retire early.  She was a beautiful lady and absolute fashionista – known to some as “fashion granny.”  In her later years, when many of us struggle to balance our checkbook, Ann took up Bridge.  She and her sister Charlene enjoyed many hours with their Bridge group friends.   One of her saddest days came when she sold her beloved Miata sports car – she had not driven in years but lamented that it was the very last thing she owned and was very difficult to give up.  Ann is survived by her son, Timothy (Terrie) Seitz, granddaughter, Kelli (Randy) Baird, Erica (Jason) Lehmkuhl, Scott (Season) Seitz, Christopher (Kelly) Jones, son-in-law, Andrew Thompson, and eight great grandchildren. Also, her remaining siblings Joe (Ruth) Hill, Kenny (Patsy) Hill and Rick (Diana) Hill, and sister-in-law, Joyce Hill.  All who will miss her immensely.  She was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl Jones, Thompson; brother Stanley Hill; sister Florene Dean, and sister Charlene Drury.  For those of you who wish to celebrate her life, please treat yourself to one of her favorite things:  A luxurious robe, A GREAT martini – Gin with a twist, A cup of tea, or A frozen margarita – with a shot of tequila on the side.  Please join us to tell stories and celebrate Anns life on Wednesday, December 15 from 5-7pm at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt funeral home, 111 N Bardstown Road, Mount Washington.  A special thank you to the staff at Traditions at Beaumont, Vintage Care medical staff, Private Duty Plug nurses and Hosparus.   In final tribute:  How could any of us forget someone who gave us so much to remember ~ RIP

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