Fleda L. Kennedy

Fleda L. Kennedy, 83, Richland Road, Dysart, died Tuesday at Altoona Regional.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Grace (Keiser) Shaffer. She married Earl Kennedy on Feb. 28, 1952, in Greenwood.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years; two children: Elaine Holley (Robert) of Pine Grove and John (Sandy Buck) of Altoona; two granddaughters: Kayla Kennedy (fiance Darryl Johns) and Denae Kennedy; a sister, Daphne Shaffer of Altoona; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Kermit; and three sisters: Pearl Langham, Vivian Alwine and Ilene Longnecker.

Fleda enjoyed crafts and canning and was an active member of Mountaindale Baptist Church. She also belonged to the 2 Cs and a B Beekeepers’ Association, Dysart.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, and 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, March 22, 2013, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, the Rev. Benjamin Warfel officiating. Committal will be at Blair Memorial Park, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Mountaindale Baptist Church, 143 Ash Road, Fallentimber, PA 16639, in Fleda’s memory.