About Us

Welcome to Kennedy Sue!  We hope you find exactly what you are looking for, or probably something you didn't know you needed. 
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I'm Rebecca Knobloch, a 30 something mom of my favorite person the world, Max. He's a miracle by the way, as a proud mom I have to brag--he was born at a little over a pound and is a true fighter. When I'm not with him, I love all things decorating, jewelry, & home! Born and raised here in Springfield, I was always going out of town or online to find things for my home, and wanted to change that---in 2017, Kennedy Sue opened! I'll back up to the name--the two women I look up to the most, my late Grandma, Janet Kennedy Bowers, & my momma--Susan. Ever since my brother and I were little we endearingly referred to my momma as "Sue"--so the store name was easy to choose! The store is very much a family operation, you'll find my mom in here almost daily, as she loves to decorate as much as I do--it's common to hear her say, "I'm going to go fluff the store", AKA make it cute. My dad is the "handyman"...former CFO turned handyman and will do just about anything for me..he hangs all the pictures and is constantly rolling with the punches as we bring in new merchandise. Our team is small but mighty--our goal is to provide a fun place to shop, with unique jewelry, gifts, & home decor. 
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Sami McElwee is our online manager--she designed our entire website and adds new inventory daily. She is also in charge of our social media channels. Sami loves popcorn and her dog Hank--we are sure lucky to have her. Sami has a BA in  Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University. 
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Alli Koch is our store manager--she comes from a long background of retail and makes sure we are all behaving. She loves Diet Coke almost as much as me. Alli has her BA in Business Management from Asbury University and MFA in Merchandising from the Academy of Art. 
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We have a handful of part-time team members we love--all in different phases of life--some work for fun, some are here in Springfield while their partners are in school, others who help us out seasonally & on the weekends, & some who are family members & friends who selflessly help us in our busy seasons!  No matter who is working, our goal is to provide you excellent customer service and a fun shopping experience! 
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What will you find at Kennedy Sue? That changes everyday but our core products are: Home Decor, Seasonal Decor, Candles, Jewelry, Light fixtures (this is my favorite thing to help customers with), Wall Art, Mirrors, Clocks...you get it, stuff for your home, and Gifts for anyone on your list! 
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Life is hard, & decorating shouldn't be, so we are here to help! 
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Thanks for supporting my small business,
Rebecca Knobloch
Owner, Kennedy Sue Gift & Home