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Information for Ethel May McNeilly Kennedy

25 May, 1891 - 14 April, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ethel Kennedy

    Services for Ethel May Kennedy, 91, of Cascade, who died Thursday, April 14, in a McCall hospital, will be conducted at 11 a.m., Monday at the Cascade Community Christian Church by Pastor Ron Neumann.  Interment will follow at 330 p.m., Monday, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Nampa, under the direction of Heikkia Funeral Chapel, McCall.
    She was born May 25, 1891, on the family homestead near Nampa, where she was reared.  She married E.C. Kennedy on Dec. 21, 1910, in Caldwell.  They operated the family homestead in the Maple Grove area until 1946 when he retired.  They moved to Caldwell, where she worked for the high school hot lunch program retiring in 1965.  Mr. Kennedy died Feb. 2, 1960.  She continued living in Caldwell where she was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, Canyon County Granger and the Dirt Gardeners Club.  She wrote articles for the Caldwell News Tribune, and was a member of the Idaho Writers League.  She moved to Cascade to live with her daughter in 1969, where she was an active member of the Cascade Community Christian Church, the Long Valley Gardeners and the Cascade Senior Citizens.
    She is survived by a daughter, Marie Bell of Cascade; a son, James Kennedy of Nampa; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter and a sister.
    The family suggest memorials be given to a favorite charity.


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