YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Mrs. Helen L. Kennedy, formerly of Sharon, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday morning Nov. 20, 2017, at Heritage Manor following a period of declining health. She was 95 years old.
Helen was born on July 20, 1922, in Sharon to James and Julia (Parker) Mansell. She was a 1940 graduate of Sharon High School and would go on to marry William W. Kennedy on Oct. 13, 1942. She had worked as a sales clerk for the former Sharon Store, Straus Department Store, Kaufmann's and Wilson Appliance, from which she retired.
Mrs. Kennedy was a member of Hickory United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School for many years. Helen was also a member of the Shenango Valley Senior Center, the Red Hat Society and had volunteered for the Sharon Salvation Army.
She is survived by her son, Timothy "Curly" Kennedy of Girard; her daughter, Diane "Dee" Kennedy of Crescent City, Calif.; two grandchildren, Christopher M. Kennedy and his wife, Kelley, of Manchester, Pa., and Timothea L. Kennedy of Davenport, Iowa; and by her two great-grandchildren, Gabby and Cole Kennedy.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, who passed away on June 27, 1999, and her sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Ulrich.
Helen L., 95, of Youngstown, formerly of Sharon, Pa.
Calling hours: One hour prior to the start of the services Saturday (12-2-17) at SAMPLE-O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 555 E. State St., Sharon. Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences at www.sampleodonnellfh.com.
Service: Funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Frank Hodges, pastor of Hickory United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial: America's Cemetery.
Published on November 29, 2017