Kendra L. McNamara, 19, Carthage, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in Newton County, Mo.
Kendra Leann McNamara was born May 8, 1993 in Joplin, the daughter of Kenneth Leon McNamara and Darla Denise Welch McNamara. She was a graduate of Carthage Senior High School, Class of 2011 and was currently a second year student at Crowder College, Neosho, majoring in accounting. Kendra was an employee of Walmart, Carthage, a former girl scout, was involved in the Square Dance community and was actively involved in drama and theater with Stone’s Throw Theater, Carthage.
Kendra is survived by her mother, Darla McNamara, Carthage; her father, Kenneth McNamara, Lakeside, Joplin and her maternal grandmother, Loretta Welch, Carthage; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert Welch, Carthage and paternal grandparents, John and Mary McNamara, Lakeside, Joplin.
Visitation will be held from 3–5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17 at the Church of the Nazarene, Carthage. Interment will be in Park Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to Carthage R-9 Foundation or to the Crowder College Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo.