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1SGT Robin J. (Vettenburg) Kennedy

May 18, 1969 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 51)

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1SGT Robin J. Kennedy, age 51, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center.

Robin was born May 18, 1969, in Corry, PA, to Martha L. McDonald Willig and the late Edward A. Vettenburg. She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, Harvey and Elsie McDonald, John and Virginia Vettenburg, and Stephen and Betty Willig.

Ms. Kennedy was a US Army veteran and a rural courier for the US Postal Service. During her 33 years of service, she served multiple successful tours in the Middle East. She was in the 332nd Medical Brigade and was recently in Army Reserves. Robin loved animals, running, and gardening. She was a total dynamo. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021, at 2:00 PM, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, with Military Honors. 

Robin is survived by her mother, Martha (Stephen) Willig; two daughters, Carrie L. (Wuest) Moran and Erin B. Kennedy; son, Sean M. Kennedy; two siblings, Rebecca J. Henry and Rodney Allen Vettenburg; three stepbrothers, Craig Willig, Bryan K. Willig, and Stephen J. Willig.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Montgomery County Animal Care, 616 N. Spring Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 645-6488. Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
January 3, 2021

2:00 PM
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home
1510 Madison Street
Clarksville, TN 37040

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