Rita J. Kennedy, 83, of Osceola Mills died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
Born Nov. 1, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Patkalitsky) Buynak.
She married Ardell R. Kennedy on April 26, 1952 in Osceola Mills. He survives at home.
She was a member of the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church.
She was retired from Commercial Printing in State College. She had worked for the former Osceola Mills Leader, the former Steel Publications in Osceola Mills.
She was a 1952 graduate of the former Osceola Mills High School. She was a member of TOPS and a volunteer at the Osceola Mills Food Bank.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Veronica Yost and one brother, Chester Buynak.
Along with her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Cindy J. Neidrick and her husband, Joseph of Osceola Mills and one son, Dennis A. Kennedy and his wife, Myrna of Hampstead, Md.
She is survived by five grandchildren, Joseph Neidrick, Bethany Neidrick, Abbey (Kennedy) Will, Grace Kennedy and Graeme Kennedy and two great-grandchildren, Lillian Neidrick and Nora Neidrick.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church with Pastor Beth Stutler officiating. Burial will be at the Umbria Cemetery in Osceola Mills.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Osceola Mills and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Osceola Mills Food Bank, 601 Lingle St., Osceola Mills, PA 16666 or to the Osceola Mills United Methodist Church, 303 Curtin St., Osceola Mills, PA 16666.
To sign the online guestbook, go to: www.heathfuneral.com.