Dorothy M. Kennedy, age 85, of Messiah Village in Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, June 24 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born May 16, 1927 in Reading, PA, she was a daughter of the late Allen and Carrie (Adams) Stover.
Dorothy retired from Bell Telephone, was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, and was formerly a member of the Bowmansdale Church of God. Dorothy’s life passion revolved around knitting and needlepoint. Blessed with a tremendous and perfecting skill, she created countless knitted items throughout her life, but perhaps took greatest pride in knitting caps that were given to penguins harmed in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill a number of years ago. Dorothy was also an avid game and puzzle player, was known as a wonderfully generous and charitable person, and had a great sense of humor.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Kennedy; by her siblings, Leon, Willard, Richard, Kenneth, Ronald, Mary, and Lynwood; and by her niece, Suzette. Surviving is her sister, Martha Worthington of Orlando, FL; her brothers, David Stover of Denver, PA, and Kerry Stover of Shillington, PA; her nieces, Michele and husband John, Vicki, and Janet; and her nephews, Brent, Johnny, Marc, Ricky, Gary, Erick, and Joshua. Dorothy is also survived by her close, longtime family friend, Harrold Bretz.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 27 at the Messiah Village Chapel where there will be a viewing beginning at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Siddonsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Village Endowment Fund, 100 Mt. Allen Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.