Frances S. Kennedy, 78, Mount Vernon, Ohio died Thursday, June 10, 1999 at Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon.
Born Nov. 29, 1920, Newark, Ohio (Licking County) daughter of the late Jacob and Minnie Mae Ayers Spillman, she was married to Dr. James V. Kennedy, who survives.
She was a graduate of Utica High School, Utica, Ohio in 1938 and the Newark Hospital School of Nursing in 1942 as a registered nurse.
She served in Army Air Corps as a nurse in both the European and Pacific theaters of war.
She was employed as a registered nurse at Country Court Nursing Home and retired from the Ohio Eastern Star Home, both in Mount Vernon.
Her parents were the owners of Ye Olde Mill Skate Rink in Utica for several years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio and was active with the Red Cross Bloodmobile and the former Medical Wives Auxiliary.
She was an avid gardener and antique collector and was a member of the Heisey Glass Club of America.
She also enjoyed her bridge club.
Also surviving are a son, Thomas Kennedy of Mount Vernon, OH; two daughters, Christine Chandler of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Mrs. Jeff (Cathleen) Crisler of Logan, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Elise and James Chandler of Hillsboro, Ore., Sarah Crisler of Columbus, Vincent Crisler of Logan and Patrick, Kristin and Katie Kennedy, all of Amelia; two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary Helen) Richards of Delaware and Louann Heinrichs of Greenville; and two sisters-in-law, Joan Spillman of Newark, Ohio and Frances Loh of Melbourne, Florida.
She also was preceded in death by a son, James V. Kennedy Jr., and two brothers, Jack Spillman and Albert Spillman.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.
Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, or to the Arthritis Foundation of Central Ohio, Knox County Branch, 915 E. High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050