SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Betty Josephine Donner Kennedy, 73, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died Feb. 14, 2008.
Born July 30, 1934, in Manilla, Ark., to the late Joseph and Dorothy Donner, she lived in Morehouse until 1953. She worked for the Ventura County Superintendent of School Special Education Program in California, teaching severely handicapped children.
In 1953, she married Claude Kennedy, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Greg and Roxanne Thompson of Simi Valley; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Curtis and Patricia Kennedy of Sikeston, Mo. and Christopher Kennedy of Chicago; one sister, Darlene Yancy of Sikeston; and five grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Preceding her in death were: two sisters, Janice Glover and Juanita Leible; and one brother, Don Wayne Donner.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Church in Sikeston, with the Rev. Scott Sunnenberg officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.