Shirley Jane KennedyBelle Center
Shirley Jane Kennedy, 85, of Belle Center, passed away Monday morning, March 6, 2023, at her daughter’s home.
Shirley was born in Floyd County, Kentucky, on November 17, 1937, to the late John B. and Julie (Ousley) DeRossett. She was the youngest and last surviving of 15 children. She was also preceded in death by a daughter Pamela Wilson, and a son Fred Justice.
Shirley is survived by her husband, William R. Kennedy; daughter Tammy (Ernie) Holycross of Kenton; son John (Christine) Kennedy of Kenton; 14 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Shirley worked as a custodian for Benjamin Logan Schools for 10 years. She was a longtime member of Ridgeway Church of God, and most recently attended the Belle Center Church of Christ. Shirley enjoyed sewing, flower gardening, taking care of her grandkids, and spending time with her family. She was known to spend time socializing and “neighboring” with those around her. Shirley never met a stranger and everyone was a friend.
Pastor Kris Langstaff will officiate Shirley’s funeral on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 12 noon at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center, where friends may call two hours prior to the service from 10 am until 12 noon. A private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, Belle Center, is honored to serve the Kennedy family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com