Born to August and Monzella Steffen, January 24, 1924, Jasper, IN, and went to be with her Savior January 5, 2015. She was an active charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church, she helped on the finance team, served as treasurer of the Women’s Guild, participated in the Young at Heart Bible Study Group, a member of the Keyboard Club of Lansing, and the former Desk & Derrick Club. She held several positions in her lifetime, including co-ownership of the Chapman Insurance Agency. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, golf, crafts and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Berneice will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Preceded in death by: husband of 41 years, John “Jack” Kennedy; and stepson, Robert Kennedy. Surviving are: son, Gary (Hattie) Chapman of Mecosta; daughter, Karen Little of Lansing; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at noon Friday, January 9, 2015, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 5740 Holt Rd. in Holt, with the funeral at 1:00. Interment will take place in Deepdale Memorial Gardens at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, American Heart Association, or Eaton Community Palliative Care in memory of Berneice Kennedy.