Rose Marie Kennedy, 69, wife of Donald Kennedy, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at Wheeling Memorial Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Born March 25, 1948, at Hamilton AFB, California, she was a daughter of the late John Kitzak and the late Martha James Kitzak. She was employed at the Shaw AFB BX Exchange for many years.
Survivors include her husband of Barnesville, Ohio; a son, Tobby Kennedy (Nancy) of Timmonsville; a daughter, Trina Hayes (Benjie) of Sumter; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Duke Kitzak (Linda) of Sumter; lifelong special friends, Lupe and Ruben Hill, and Roy Barkley; and fur baby, Angel Marie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Neil DuBose officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Zack Hayes, Chase Hayes, Kyle Turpin, Travis Kennedy, Tradd Hayes, and William Hayes.
Honorary pallbearer will be Justin Stover.
The family will receive friends from 6 to8 P.M. Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Sumter S.P.C.A., 1140 South Guignard Dr., Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.