Dorothy H. "Dot" Kennedy

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" H. Kennedy, 86, of 786 Clark St., Meadville, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. Dot was born in Meadville on May 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret (Eastland) Hummel. On April 15, 1950, Dot married William F. Kennedy at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church; he survives. A devoted wife and mother, Dot enjoyed being a full time homemaker while raising her three sons. Following her graduation from Meadville High School, Dot was employed in the office of the former Talon Slide Fastener of Meadville. Dot served as a Crawford County Jury Commissioner for more than 30 years, was a member of the Republican Women, the Red Hat Society and the Antique Dealers Association. She was an avid antique collector and participated in the Geauga County, Ohio antique show with her friend Joanne Gildea for many years. In addition to her husband Bill of 62 years, Dot is survived by three sons David Kennedy and his wife Patricia, Tom Kennedy all of Meadville, Kris Kennedy and his wife Kathy of Butler, five grandchildren Mike, Mat, Nick, Josh and Jessica Kennedy, four great grandchildren, a sister Nancy Hotchkiss of Lake Worth, Fla., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents Clyde and Margaret Hummel, Dot was preceded in death by a sister Anne of Cleveland, Ohio. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a private family Funeral Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. with Fr. Johnathan Schmolt, Pastor of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Crawford County, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, PA 16335. Share your condolences at

Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 28, 2012