Died peacefully on October 12, 2012 at the age of 95.  Helen was born in Lansing, MI on September 27, 1917, the third daughter of Edward Schneeberger of Lansing, MI and Louise Waltz of Germany.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Robert Steele Kennedy.  She is survived by two sons, Gary Lynn Kennedy of Lansing, MI, and Richard Lee Kennedy of Monroe, NC; two grandchildren, Aimée Kennedy Combs of Waters, MI and Samuel Richard Kennedy of Towson, MD; and four great-grandchildren, Brittany Grace and Chelsey Renée Combs, and Anna Grace and Katherine Elizabeth Kennedy.  One additional grandchild, Anna Elizabeth Kennedy is deceased.

Helen was a homemaker for most of her adult life, but worked outside the home over several years at Woolworth’s Department Store and Baryames Cleaners.  She especially enjoyed spending time in Ludington, MI where they maintained a second home for many years.

Interment was private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mother Teresa House, P.O. Box 13004, Lansing, MI  48901.  Arrangements by Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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