Shari E. Kennedy, 63

Shari E. Kennedy, 63 of Ellwood City, went home to her Lord and Savior on September 6, 2023 following a valiant fight against Alzheimer’s.

She is survived by her husband, James, her father William R. Marshall, her sister Patricia (Jay) Petrak, and many in-laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

A graduate of Lincoln High and Slippery Rock University, she crafted a successful executive career at Nationwide Mutual in Butler, Pittsburgh, Annapolis, and Columbus.

She was a lifetime member of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder.

She was preceded in death by her mom E. Harriet Foster Marshall and her brother Jim Marshall.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday September 9, 2023 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. The family will also receive friends on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 12:30 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 1:00 pm at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City. Her Pastor Rev. Rob Guy will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Association or St. John’s Senior Care, Mars, PA.

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5 thoughts on “Shari E. Kennedy, 63

  1. Had the privilege of working with Shari in Columbus. She was a wonderful colleague and a great person. So sorry to hear of her passing and so sorry for your loss.

  2. While we only knew Shari while she had Alzheimer’s, she was such a joy to be around. Our family absolutely loved her, including my daughter. She was a treasure and will be missed. So much love to her family and friends.

  3. I’m so very sorry for Jim and the rest of Shari’s family. She was one of my favorite people at Nationwide. She always had a smile on her face. She was the last person I saw in the elevator going down on my retirement day at Nationwide. We laughed about our time in Claims and at the Training Center. She reminded there was way more to life than Uncle Nate. So right you were Shari! Godspeed.

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