SYCAMORE – Mary "Ruby" Kennedy, 92, Sycamore, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb. |
Born April 11, 1921, in Harrodsburg, Ky., to Eurastus and Mary Jane Sims, Ruby married Rufus "Bud" Kennedy, on Aug. 16, 1950, in Sycamore.
She worked at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center for 25 years as a housekeeper. She retired in 1985.
Survivors include one son, Darrel Kennedy of Sycamore; nieces, Anita Tweed of DeKalb, Bonnie Carlson of Omaha, Neb., Phyllis Livingston of DeKalb, Judy Foltz of Rochelle and Kathy Charnstrom of DeKalb; nephews, Gary, Larry, Bob, Bill and Jack Kunkel; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rufus "Bud" Kennedy in 1994; three brothers, Paul, Roy and Ralph Sims; three sisters, Wilma, Beulah and Bea; and nieces, Mable and Virginia.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Sycamore Quiram Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Sycamore Quiram Chapels. To leave a memory or condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Mar. 4, 2014