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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. Don Booth

    15 January 2021 13 hours ago

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

  2. Deb (Leuenberger) Herkner

    15 January 2021 14 hours 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.

  3. Fred and Carol Thornton

    15 January 2021 16 hours ago

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

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