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Thelma Kennedy

Thelma E. Kennedy, 90, of Cropsey, died at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 4, 2018) at Heritage Health, Gibson City.

Per Thelma's request, cremation rites have been accorded, and a private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Advocate BroMenn Hospice or to the charity of the donor's choice.

She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Pontiac, a daughter of Orville and Bessie Murray Hendershott. She married Earl Eugene Kennedy in May 1947, in Pontiac. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1974.

She is survived by her children, Richard (Debra) Kennedy, Peoria, Ariz.; Ricki (Cynthia) Kennedy, Powers, Mich.; Darla (Kenneth) Kaisner, Cropsey; and Ronald (Jean) Kennedy, Hixton, Wis.; two sisters, Jean Marie Thompson, Vidalia, La., and Edna Bartlow, Vincennes, Ind.; nine grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, seven sisters, and two great-grandchildren.

Thelma worked for the Pontiac Shoe Factory and later the Louis Ellis Factory, both in Pontiac, before being transferred to Wisconsin to continue work for the Louis Ellis Factory.

A guest registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.

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