Martha Kennedy
Martha Kennedy

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Thursday, April 18, 2024
Lind Funeral Home
805 W. Third Street
Jamestown, New York, United States


Sunset Hill Cemetery
665 Hunt Road
Busti, New York, United States

Obituary of Martha H. Kennedy

Martha H. Kennedy, 85, of Jamestown, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Heritage Park Rehab & Skilled Nursing. She was the widow of James N. Kennedy whom she married Sept. 5, 1959 and who died Sept. 16, 2019. Martha was born in Jamestown on January 2, 1939, the daughter of the late Hilmer and Hilda Anderson Hanson, and was a graduate of Jamestown High School. In her early years, Martha enjoyed sailing competitively. Sailing out of the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club in her Snipe, she competed in several regional and one national regatta. Throughout the years, she and her late husband, Jim, lived in California and Colorado before later returning to Jamestown. She then worked in the office of Lake View Cemetery for several years. Martha is survived by her brother, Richard A. "Dick" Hanson (Pat) of Lakewood; a nephew, Mark Hanson (Cindy) of Jamestown; and her niece, Lisa Hanson Bartholow (Tim) of Athens, GA. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18th in the Lind Funeral Home, led by Rev. Adam Rohler. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed. Memorial gifts may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 12825 Strunk Rd., Jamestown, NY, 14701.
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