Gayla Daw Kennedy-Soehnlin

Gayla Dawn Kennedy-Soehnlin, nee Spickard, 50, of Lebanon, IL, born Sunday, October 23, 1960, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Father: James D. Spickard
  • Step-Father: Ted Zankl

Surviving are her:

  • Husband: Michael Soehnlin
  • Mother: Ann Spickard-Zankl
  • Sons
    • Jacob Kennedy of Caseyville, IL
    • Justin Kennedy of Caseyville, IL
  • Brothers
    • Dan (Stacey) Spickard of Waterloo, IL
    • Guy (Kelly) Spickard of Mascoutah, IL
  • Step daughters
    • Valerie Soehnlin of Caseyville, IL
    • Lacey Anne Oettle of Caseyville, IL
  • Grandson, James Joseph Kennedy
  • Nieces and Nephews

Funeral: Private family services were held.

Condolences left for Gayla Daw Kennedy-Soehnlin:

    Dear Mike and family,

    Its been a sad week as we've
    lost Gayla, a truly good per-
    son that we all truly loved.

    Sometimes it's hard to under-
    stand why these good people
    must go, but be comforted in
    the knowledge that she truly
    is in a better place where
    there is no pain or sorrow.

    I remember when my mother
    passed and Mike and Gayla
    where there for me and the
    comfort they offered which
    I'll never forget.

    If at some point I can help
    your family I'll do what I
    can; feel free to contact me.

    Your friend for life, in
    Christan love,

    Mike Casey

    Michael T Casey Collinsville Ill 62234

    Dear Dan & Guy:
    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. It is hard losing a sibling.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Susie Dahm Gray
    (Old high school friend)

    Susie Dahm Gray Swansea Illinois 62226

    Ann, Mike, Danny, Guy and families,

    I am so sorry for the pain and loss you are going through now.
    I can't find words to express to you the love I have for you all or the loss I am feeling, also. I wish we were closer so I could hug you. Gayla has now what she has wanted for a long live without pain. I know she is looking down on all of you.

    Please stay in touch with me.

    Katrina "Kit" Cochennour Burnett Spotsylvania VA 22553

    Ann,Dan and Guy, I am so very sorry for you loss. My heart achs along with you all. She was my best friend in grade school thru high school. As we grew in this world we lost touch but I never stop thinking of her. I missed her and will continue to miss her through out my days. You all have my deepest sympathy. May God bless each and everyone of you.

    Darlene Duncan-Wallace Belleville Il 62220

    Please accept my condolences, I was a friend of Gayla during High School. May she rest in peace.

    Shaun Stokes Belleville IL 62220