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Lucille "Lucy" Kennedy
October 2, 1930 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Lucille “Lucy” Kennedy, 92, Jamestown, ND passed away peacefully one month before her 93rd birthday on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at Eventide, Fargo, ND.
Lucille L. Kennedy was born October 2, 1930 on the family farm, north of Fredonia, ND in Logan County to Emil and Emma (Burkle) Hehr. She attended country school thru 8th grade and helped on the family farm. She later received her GED and went on to Valley City State University.
In addition to raising the children she was employed as a waitress by Palace Café, a cook at Jamestown Café, a waitress at the old Depot Café before it was moved to the Frontier Fort, a housekeeper at the Jamestown Hospital, and a bus driver for the Senior Citizen Center. She was also employed at Frontier Fort during a few summers. In addition, on the side she sold Stanley Home Products, holding home meetings for years.
Lucille married Melvin Torns Kennedy on April 17, 1952 in front of the Justice of the Peace in Stutsman Co. She lived in Jamestown for a few years before moving to Esmond, ND. In 1960, they returned to Jamestown. They were blessed with five sons and three daughters. Oldest to youngest; Richard (Yolanda) Kennedy, Fargo, ND, Vicki Hoffer, Jamestown, ND, Bonnie (Darrel) Dewald, Jamestown, ND, Kenneth (Laurie) Kennedy, West Fargo, ND, Laurie (James) Abeyta, Holmen, WI., Michael Kennedy, Fargo, ND, Thomas (Wendy) Kennedy, Petaluma, CA. and John (Ann) Kennedy, West Fargo, ND.
Lucille was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown. Confirmed and baptized at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Fredonia, ND. She loved gardening, sewing (she sewed all the girl’s clothes for church and school) and being a member of Germans from Russia Society was one of her greatest joys.
She is survived by all eight children, 23 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and seven great great-grandchildren. Three siblings, Larry (Maureen) Hehr, Fredonia, ND, Donald Hehr, Miramar, FL., and sister, Diane Hehr, Fredonia, ND, along with many nieces and nephews.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, (Lester, Alvin, Dillard, Thilmer and LeRoy), sister Euella Wolf and one niece, MaryJo Wolf.
Family will be receiving friends from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM with story sharing at 5:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, ND. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Monday, September 18, 2023 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND with Pastor Erik Weber officiating.