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Juanita Marie Kennedy

Bethalto 12/08/2013

Juanita Marie Kennedy, age 75, passed away at 12:02 am on Sunday, December 08, 2013 at Christian Hospital N. E. with her family by her side.

She was born on June 29, 1938 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of John (Henry) Fisher and Mary Marie (Furtak) Fisher.

She married Ivan E. Kennedy on September 15, 1955 in Alton. He passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2007.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bethalto. She enjoyed visiting with all her family and friends, card club, she loved flowers and watching John Wayne movies.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Vickie & Don Patsaros of Dow, one son and daughter-in-law Robert & Patricia Kennedy of Godfrey, four grandchildren, Michael Kennedy and fiancé Stephanie Voland of Moro, Steven & Dora Kennedy of Wood River, Nicholas & Sarah Patsaros of Alton, and Alysse & Tony Tretter of Bethalto; one great granddaughter, Adalynn Tretter; a daughter-in-law, Sue A. Kennedy of Bethalto and one sister, Mary Lou Mohr of Godfrey.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her son Charles Kennedy and two brothers, Harvey Fisher and Rudy Ferk.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto.

Visitation services will continue from 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Rev. Chip Faulkner and Rev. Larry Rhodes officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund and flowers are welcome for the family.

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

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