John A. Kennedy Sr.

John A. Kennedy Sr., 72 of McConnelsville passed away Monday January 7, 2019 at his residence.  Born October 29, 1946 in Trimble, he was the son of the late Denver and Irene Mayle Kennedy.  He was a 1966 graduate of Glouster High School and was employed by Superior Glass Fibers in Bremen for 31 years. John was an avid Trimble Tomcat fan, enjoyed daily Bible readings, and liked to spend time with his family and grandchildren.  He was an outdoorsman and especially enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.  

He is survived by two sons, John A. (Darsi) Kennedy Jr. of Glouster and James (Rhonda) Kennedy of Malta; a daughter, Tracey (Bill) Peneston of Glouster; 11 grandchildren, Jerome, Nashlie, and Natalie McCown, James Sheets, Deidra Kennedy, Austin Kennedy, Jayla Sheets, Caden Kennedy, Tyler McCorkle, Devin Earich, and Brindisi Earich; 9 great grandchildren; the mother of his children, Ruth Kennedy; siblings, Harry “Frank” (Shirley) Kennedy of Guysville, Sanford (Sue) Kennedy of Guysville, Melvin (Patricia) Kennedy of Zanesville, Roger (Nancy) Kennedy of Glouster, Barbara (Chester) Tabler of Kilvert, William Kennedy of Glouster, Charlene (Stanley) Mayle of McConnelsville, Elizabeth (Richard) Evans of New Straitsville, and Debbie Kennedy of Malta; and a special niece, Connie Fischer.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leroy, James, and Charles Kennedy; and 4 sisters, Jane Kennedy, Vonda “Susie” Williams, Peggy Jean Norris, and Geneva Leach.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday January 12, 2019 at the Bishopville Church of Christ, 6555 S. State Route 78, Glouster, Ohio with Pastor Phil Westenbarger officiating.  Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Glouster.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.  Contributions can be made to your local food pantry in John’s memory.  Arrangements are by the Morrison Funeral Chapel, Glouster-Bishopville.  A comforting message may be sent to the family at

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