|Harriet L. Kennedy, 90, of La Crosse passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on October 9, 1921 to Wayne and Gladys (West) Beggs. In September of 1941 she married Richard Kennedy and they later divorced.
Harriet was an avid reader and a devoted volunteer at St. Francis Hospital where she enjoyed knitting blankets for the newborn babies.
Harriet is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Donald) Timmerman of Dahinda, Illinois; a son, Michael (Martie) Kennedy of Brentwood, California; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Kennedy of La Crosse; seven grandchildren, Kevin and Kendra Kennedy and Keith (Channon) Kennedy, Andrew (Meghan) Timmerman, Kelly (Mark) Edgar, Jacob (Danielle) Kennedy, and Matthew (Jennifer) Kennedy; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, James and Jeffrey Kennedy; a grandson, Stacy Timmerman; a sister, Barbara Pfennig; two brothers, Richard and Clifton Beggs; and a special friend, William Roesner.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Dahinda United Methodist Church in Dahinda, Illinois. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemtery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to OSF Hospice in Galesburg, Illinois. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in charge of local arrangements.