Caren L. Kennedy, 74

Caren L. Kennedy, 74, of Wampum passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian following a very brief illness.

Born September 29, 1946 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Betty J. Holler Cody. She was married to Melvin U. Kennedy on September 2, 1975. He survives.

Caren was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton where she served as the Church Clerk and taught Sunday School. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Michelle Borst of New Castle, Trisha Martino of Ellwood City; son, Douglas (Flor) Borst of Las Vegas; two granddaughters, Marissa and Amy Martino; one grandson, Cody Borst; two brothers, Thomas L. Cody of Ellwood City and Barry (Pam) Cody of Wampum.

A private funeral service was held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum conducted by her Pastor Rev. Eric Board.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Interment followed in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Chewton.

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7 thoughts on “Caren L. Kennedy, 74

  1. Hello Mel and the entire Kennedy family. It’s with our deepest sympathy and condolences we offer for you in a very difficult time. The Kennedys and the Cody‘s have a long standing history with the Hall family.
    We have enjoyed a 45 year history with Melvin as a valued, loyal, sincerely appreciated coworker with Hall industries.
    Our relationship with Caren started in the 60s as the young daughter of Tom Cody Sr. who worked hand in hand with Harold Hall at Standard Coil, and Hall industries, and in 1975 became the GM of Fabrimac in Ellwood, where Melvin became one of the original employees.
    We always knew Caren as highly intelligent and confident combined with kindness, and charm.
    She Will certainly be missed, but she will never be forgotten.

  2. Melvin and the entire family you have our deepest sympathy! I can’t imagine not seeing Caren at church, this is a great loss for all of us, First Baptist will never be the same. Please know that she will never be forgotten. We all will be present at the upcoming memorial service at the church. May God comfort you in your time of grief.
    Cindie and Ray Wheale

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