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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Wilma M. Kennedy

  • Wilma M. Kennedy, 89, of 216 Trammel Street, Carrier Mills, died 4:03 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence.
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  • Wilma M. Kennedy, 89, of 216 Trammel Street, Carrier Mills, died 4:03 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at her residence.
    Graveside memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. There will be no visitation; all friends should go directly to the cemetery. Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills is assisting the family.
    She was born on Dec. 31, 1923, in Harrisburg to the late Johnny and Bessie (Day) Johnson.
    Wilma spent her life caring for children along with adults at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home where she worked. She also worked at the Carrier Mills Grade School as a cook until she went to Wisconsin and worked in a children's home from which she retired. She then moved back to Carrier Mills where she resided until her passing.
    She is survived six children: MaDonna Kennedy of Woodbury, Tenn., Karen Lutwinski of Harrisburg, Patrick Kennedy of Carrier Mills, Susan Bensavage of Harrisburg, Connie Stricklin of Harrisburg and John Kennedy of Pelham, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren: Kelly Jo, Brandy, Anthony, Blaze, Patrick M. (Sheila), Susie, Todd, Cavin, Debbie, Tina, Angie, Tressie and family; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and special daughter-in-law: Janet Kennedy.
    She was preceded in death by a son: Dennis E. Johnson; and two sisters: Lola Wilson and Thelma Kocwalie.
    To send a personal condolence you may view the obituary page at the website www.feltyfuneralhome.com.

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