Elizabeth Cowie Kennedy

Graveside services for Elizabeth Cowie Kennedy, 95, Lacon, Illinois, will be private.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Kennedy died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon.

She was born October 14, 1914, in Lawrence, the daughter of Ernest E. and Eleanor (Pierson) Cowie.  She graduated from Kansas State University. 

She married Dr. Francis Maxwell Kennedy on November 22, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo.  He preceded her in death on February 23, 2004.

She was a teacher for several years in Walnut, Kan., and a substitute teacher in Illinois.  Mrs. Kennedy assisted her husband in the Kennedy Veterinary Clinic in Washburn, Illinois for several years.  She was an avid golfer and bridge player.

Survivors include three daughters, Elinor Everitt and husband Dave, Moline, Ill., Mary Beth Armentrout and husband Fred, Chillicothe, Ill., and Sandy Gilhouse and husband Mark,  Sun Prairie, Wisc.; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Kansas State University, or to St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Lacon, sent in care of the funeral home 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

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From Shirley Tarpy...

with sincere sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Wishing you lots of memories where you can find peace in these difficult times. I always wished I could have met her. May God be with you all. Her niece, Shirley

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