Mrs. Kennedy was born Sept. 27, 1928, to Arthur and Ila May Dawe in Gonzales. She was a 1946 graduate of Gonzales High School and a 1950 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She married James Lee Kennedy on June 12, 1956, and had been a teacher for Sinton ISD. She was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Sinton, the Garden Club, Elderhostel, Singing River Ranch and the Lions Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Kennedy.
Survivors include two sons, James “Jim” (Lori) Kennedy of Beeville and David (Gina) Kennedy of Monroe, La.; grandchildren, James Ryan Kennedy, Rachel Welsh, Lauryn Kennedy, Matthew Manuel, Michael Kenedy and Kali Kennedy; and one great-grandson.
The family received friends Monday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Sinton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Texas Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104-9984.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ritchea-Gonzales Funeral Home Inc., Sinton.