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.