Ruth Jane Kennedy entered into peaceful rest on December 19, 2020 at the age of 96. She was born on April 2, 1924, a daughter of the late Eli Whitney Sheets and Doris (Starner) Sheets.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Col. Colonel Arthur H. Kennedy in 2006 and her Daughter-in Law, Joyce F. Kennedy in 2018. She is survived by her son, Thomas W. Kennedy of Latrobe, Pennsylvania; her Granddaughter Jennifer (Kennedy) DeCerb, her husband Brian, Great-Grandaughters, Mia F. DeCerb, Sofia K. DeCerb and Lola H. DeCerb, her Great-Grandson, Ian T. DeCerb; Grandson Thomas F. Kennedy, his wife Janine Kennedy, Great-Grandaughter Gillian C. Kennedy and Great Grandson Brody T. Kennedy.
Ruth was a most devoted wife for 60 years to her late husband Colonel Arthur H. Kennedy. Ruth and her husband moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1985 from Honolulu, Hawaii. After her husband’s death, she moved to Greensburg Pennsylvania to be close to her family.
Ruth was a veteran of World War II. She enlisted in the United States Navy as a member of the W-USNR (Waves) in 1944. She served her country as a member of the Commander-In-Chief U.S. Naval forces in Washington D.C.
Ruth will be interred with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myers, Virginia with Honors. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements