Kennedy Haley, 17

Kennedy Nicole Haley, 17, Emerson, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, from a car accident near Malvern.
Kennedy was born Nov. 22, 2004, in Omaha, Neb., the oldest of two children of Melissa Ann (Wolfe) and Nickolas James Haley. Her brother Matthew was born in 2006. She grew up in the Malvern and Emerson area. Kennedy attended school at East Mills and was a high school senior with the class of 2023.
Kennedy had plans to be a cosmetologist. She enjoyed being a football cheerleader, loved taking pictures, making t-shirts and doing crafts, listening to music and dancing, and loved wearing other people’s clothing. Kennedy was active in 4-H and a club member of the Henderson Hornets/Ambitious Andies/Clover Beez. She absolutely loved animals, living in the country and caring for her beloved horse, “Jackson” and her cat, “Bellie.” Kennedy had plans to pick up her new puppy, “Letty,” with boyfriend Levi on Oct. 23. Kennedy had a caring and beautiful soul, a bubbly and funny personality, and a smile that was so contagious. Her family and friends were an important part of her life and she touched the hearts of all who knew and loved her.
Kennedy was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Haley.
Kennedy is survived by her parents, Melissa and Nick Haley of Emerson; and brother, Matthew Haley of Emerson; her boyfriend, Levi Anderson of Malvern; grandparents, Shelly and Mitch Worcester of Malvern; grandmother, Shirley Haley of Villisca; grandparents, Danny and Shelly Wolfe of Randolph; great-grandparents, Sid and Josie Williams of Malvern, Don and Barb Wolfe of Randolph, and Ken and Colleen Gruber of Missouri; aunts and uncles, Nick Wolfe (Serena Shere) of Malvern; Shawn Blackman of Bellevue, Neb.; Jake and Brooke Donnelly, Ethan and Jordan Wolfe, all from Tabor; and Shelly and Bill Reeves of Thurman; her classmates of the East Mills Class of 2023; her cheer sisters, along with other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, at the Charles E. and Florence M. Lakin Community Center in Malvern. A Kennedy Haley Memorial Fund has been established at the Malvern Bank.
Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern is caring for Kennedy and her family.

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