Mary M. Kennedy, 87 of Carlisle, died Thursday,
September 8, 2016 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. She was born on Monday, July 15, 1929 in Carlisle,
a daughter of the late James C. and Fannie Pearl (Trostle) Bowermaster. She was the widow of Russell A.
“Buck” Kennedy who died August 11, 2012, and to whom she was married for 62 years.
She was a devoted housewife and cared for her grandchildren and was a childcare provider for many families over the
years. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church of The Cross, Carlisle. Mary enjoyed
listening to the tunes of Elvis, playing cards, dancing, finding treasures at garage sales and being with her family.
is survived by her two sons; Wesley Bowermaster of Carlisle, Michael (and his wife, Paula) Kennedy of Lewistown; two stepsons;
William (and his wife, Jackie) Kennedy and Larry (and his wife, Patricia) Kennedy both of Carlisle, 9 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren
and 16 great-great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by brothers; Vincent, Preston, James and Sidney
Bowermaster and sisters; Shirley Nestor, Cleo Little and Dolores Weigle.
A viewing will begin
at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 followed by funeral services at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home,
630 S. Hanover St, Carlisle, with Rev. Daniel R. Mikesell officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial
Gardens, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to Wesleyan Church of The Cross, 430 “B”
St, Carlisle, PA 17013. www.Since1853.com.
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sorry for the loss of your mother and another family member.May she rest in peace.
and family, so sorry to hear this news and please accept my condolences. Your mom was a very nice lady. God bless.
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