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Shirley Ann Kennedy, 90, of Midland passed away on January 12, 2021 at MidMichigan Medical Center. She was born on June 4, 1930 to the late George and Irene (Taylor) Summers in Bay City, MI. She married Kenneth L. Kennedy on October 11, 1947 and they shared 53 wonderful years together before he predeceased her on September 8, 2000.


Shirley enjoyed knitting, sewing and baking with the grandchildren. She loved softball and baseball especially the Detroit Tigers and Northwestern Softball.


Shirley is survived by her children, Donna (James) Reimer, Barbara (Thomas) Hecker, Keith (Dianne) Kennedy, Connie Kennedy, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.   She was predeceased by her siblings, Harold Summers, Merlin (Bea) Summers, Gerald Summers, Betty (John) Listvan, Norma Mann and Howard Summers.


A private family service will be held on January 18, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Pardee Cancer Treatment Center or MidMichigan Hospice.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kennedy family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Val Alderton MacKenzie

    18 January 2021 11 months ago

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Shirley fondly while spending time with her daughter Connie at their house in Hope during high school years. Prayers to the family for peace and healing.

  2. Michelle Suppes

    17 January 2021 11 months ago

    Shirley was a wonderful person and a good friend and neighbor to my mother. They shared memories of living in Hope at their
    weekly lunches.

  3. Bruce and Becky Kelley

    16 January 2021 11 months ago

    Bruce and Becky Kelley

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Shirley had a great life. Shirley’s brother Chick was our Uncle. When she came to Bremen with Aunt Bea,
    she was always funny and we really had a good time.

  4. Don Booth

    15 January 2021 11 months ago

    Sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing…aways had a smile! Will miss her.

  5. Deb (Leuenberger) Herkner

    15 January 2021 11 months ago

    When I think of your mom it’s always with warm memories of spending nights at your house and her making the world’s best peanut butter fudge. My condolences to your family.

  6. Fred and Carol Thornton

    15 January 2021 11 months ago

    Sorry for your loss, reading her obit broght.back a lot of memories. Again our condolences.

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