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Phyllis J. Kennedy

December 17, 2015

Emmett—Phyllis J. Kennedy, 80, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at her home.

She was born October 30, 1935 in El Paso, TX. the daughter of John and Thelma J. Dragoo Carr.  She lived the first 13 years of her life in El Paso and moved to Tucumcari, NM. and graduated from high school there.  She moved to Albuquerque where she met the love of her life at the local skating rink.  Frank and Phyllis were united in marriage on September 14, 1955 in Albuquerque .  The couple moved to Kansas in 1959.  Phyllis was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

Mrs. Kennedy was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Les, Bud and Betty Ann.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Frank; two sons, Joe (Brenda) Kennedy, Emmett and Bill Kennedy, Wamego; her daughter, Debby Fisher, Emmett; a brother, Tommy (Lois) Carr, Albuquerque; a sister, Ginger (Judson) Stahl, San Antonio, TX. grandchildren, Chris Kennedy, Adam (Amy) Kennedy, Lacey (Tim) Niehues, Amanda Morgan & Markie (Matt) Berry; great-grandchildren, Landon, Abigail, Chase, Kinley, Mariek, Liam and Nora.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Emmett.  Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the church from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Monday, December 21, 2015 and a rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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21 thoughts on “Phyllis J. Kennedy

  1. Frank, Joe, Debby and Bill,

    Phyllis was one of the sweetest, warm-hearted people I ever had the privilege to know. I remember growing up next-door and hearing her call the kids home for supper. Ahhh Life in the big city of Emmett! Grand times.

    May your many memories comfort you.

    Shelly (Stockman) Rezac

  2. Debby & Family ; I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May you all find comfort and peace in all your wonderful memory’s, treasure them all. My prayers and thought are with you and the rest of your family.
    Sincerely, Mary Brooks

  3. Many fond memories of Mrs. Kennedy. Our thoughts are with all of the family during this difficult time. May you all find comfort and blessing in loving memories.

  4. Frank, Joe, Bill, Kennedy’s & extended family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. May she rest in peace……God Speed……

  5. Phyliss was a true Joy and we can still hear that sweet voice saying “Oh Debby”. 🙂
    Heaven definitely has one of the sweetest Angels keeping watch over all of you.
    Love and thoughts of Peace and Comfort.
    Jim & Becky

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all May the souls of the fatefully departed though the mercy of God rest in peace Amen. Hugs and love the Harmon Family

  7. It was my great honor and privilege to have been of some small help to this lovely hospitable lady. For all her kindnesses and calm wonderful personality I will miss her greatly and she will always be fondly remembered in my heart.

  8. Phyllis you were the best aunt anyone could ask for so blessed we recently got to come and see you. You and mom are watching over us from heaven and there will not be a day you will not be missed by your loved one.

  9. So many memories of Phyllis. Such a community minded lady who always had a positive outlook. It reflects well in the family she raised. She will be sadly missed by all. Dan & Linda Perry

  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother, such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers at this difficult time for her family.

  11. Our sympathy goes out to all of the Kennedy family. Phyllis was always a lady and was a pleasure to be around. Fill your hearts with the good times you had with her. Your family will be in our prayers.

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Your Wife & Mom was a wonderful lady and you are so lucky to have the great memories to carry with you.

  13. To all the Kennedy family,
    So sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the fried chicken.

    Denny, Cathy, Amanda and Chloe Clayton

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kennedy family. Phyiils was such a sweet lady. May she rest in peace.

  15. Our condolences to all the Kennedy Family. Phyllis will be missed by all.
    Our prayers are with you at this time . Just remember the good times you had with her.

  16. To all the Kennedy family, you have my and Irina’s sincerest sympathy. We are truly sorry to learn of Phyllis’s passing She and you are all in our prayers.
    Robert (Bob) Hoferer, JR

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