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Jeanette Kennedy

December 12, 1955 — August 21, 2019

Jeanette Arlene Kennedy, 63, of Oshkosh, NE, passed away early Wednesday morning, August 21, 2019, at Regional West Garden County Hospital, after her courageous battle with lung cancer. She spent the last couple weeks living her life to the absolute fullest, surrounded by her loved ones, and marking activities off her bucket list.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh with Father Roy Pasala officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery.

The rosary will be recited Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the church before mass.

The family would like to invite everyone to a Celebration of Life at 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club in Oshkosh.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Garden County Softball and Baseball programs.

Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Kennedy family.

Jeanette was born in St. Francis, Kansas, on December 12, 1955, to Herbert and Betty (Tucker) Rose. She was welcomed by older sister Linda (Gilliland) and older brother Jerry, and later they would go on to welcome one more brother, Marvin. Jeanette and her family resided in Kansas and Denver, CO, before moving to Oshkosh, NE, in 1970. Herb and Shirley Brewer married, and Shirley quickly became a second mother and close confidant to Jeanette.

One day in high school, Jeanette walked into the school gym. There was a male student who stood up in the bleachers and said, “I will date that girl someday”. That would become an important day in her life, the day she met Patrick John Kennedy. Little did they both know; this would turn into a lifelong friendship and love! Pat and Jeanette graduated from Garden County High School in 1973 and married in 1976. They completed their family with 3 rowdy boys, Christopher Michael, Jamie Lynn, and David Patrick.

Jeanette has worked at the hospital in Oshkosh for the last 19 years. She was an avid love story reader, Nebraska Cornhusker fan, and lived for her children and grandchildren and enjoyed watching all their sporting events. She had a heart of gold and never knew a stranger. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Jeanette leaves behind her sons Jamie and wife Chelsey (Bolton) Kennedy and children Olivia and Connor of Grand Island, NE, and David Kennedy and Traci Bossert and children Bryce, Whitney, and Halsey of North Platte, NE, and daughter-in-law Jennifer (Younger) Kennedy and son Caleb of Omaha, NE; 2 brothers Jerry Rose and Marvin Rose; and multiple nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jeanette joins her parents, Herbert and Shirley Rose and Betty (Tucker) Rose, sister Linda (Rose) Gilliland, husband Pat, and son Chris on her journey to her everlasting life.

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Prayer Service

Friday, August 30, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

310 W 4th St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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Memorial Service

Friday, August 30, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church

310 W 4th St, Oshkosh, NE 69154

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