Ruth Kennedy, Feb. 22, 1958 — Jan. 30, 2012, of Centralia

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 5:31 p.m. CST; updated 1:06 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ruth Kennedy, 53, of Centralia, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 30, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Nilson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service on Saturday.

Ruth Kennedy was born February 22, 1958, in Bernie, Mo., the daughter of Fred and Helen Louise Hunt Green Carter. She married Joe Kennedy on December 5, 1994, in Columbia. Ruth worked as a CNA for 35 years, enjoyed her flowers, gardening, and watching and feeding birds.           

Survivors include her husband, Joe. Step-son Tory. Daughter, Jeri Green. Four sisters, Judy Yoder, Joyce Elder, Debbie Mozingo, and Trish Green. Three grandchildren also survive: Jacob Green, Jewel Huffman and Khloe Kennedy. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Rachael Green.

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