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Sr. Abbie Kennedy

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Sr. Abbie Kennedy

The Mass of Resurrection for Sister Abbie Kennedy, 85, will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 2, 2015 at Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, SD. Reverend Joseph Sheehan will be celebrant and homilist. Visitation and signing of the guest book will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday with a memorial wake service at 7:00 p.m. in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S Main Street, Aberdeen, SD, is in charge of arrangements. Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Sister Abbie Kennedy, 85, a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, died October 28, 2015 at Presentation Convent. Abbie Margaret Kennedy was born January 8, 1930 in Ekalaka, MT to Rose (Winchell) and Wilfred Kennedy. She attended grammar school in Ekalaka and then graduated from eighth grade in El Cerreto, CA. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Miles City, MT in 1948. Abbie entered Presentation Convent September 8, 1948 and made her first profession of vows August 10, 1951. Sister Abbie (once known as Sister Dolorosa) taught in the diocesan elementary schools at Humboldt, Woonsocket, Dell Rapids, Huron, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Jefferson, Milbank, SD and Miles City, MT from 1951 to 1983. She also ministered at St. Lawrence Parish, Milbank from 1983 to 1998 and then at Avera McKennan Nano Nagle Inn as Innkeeper from 1998 to 2004. Sister Abbie came to Aberdeen in 2004 working as a volunteer at Avera St. Luke's Guest House until 2007. Sister Abbie is survived by her community family of Presentation Sisters; one sister, Catherine Whitney, Miles City, MT, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Wilfred Kennedy, one brother, Thomas and one sister, Mary Fletcher. Preferred memorial gifts to Presentation College.

Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 31, 2015
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