Kennedy, Lois Mae (nee Bosch) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church and passed away on Monday, March 13, 2023 at the age of 90.
Beloved daughter of the late Lester and Marie Bosch; beloved wife of Edward Kennedy of 65 years; dear mother of Sharon (Steve) Brown, Kevin (Denise) Kennedy, Jeannine (Tim) Organ; loving grandmother of Ryan, Jason (Michelle) Brown, Kaitlyn, Sean (Jena-Claire) Kennedy, Allison and Tyler Organ; great-grandmother of Calvin, Harper and Millie Brown; our dearest sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend of many.
Lois loved her family with her whole heart and was always thinking of others.
Lois graduated from St. John’s High School in 1950 and worked at Missouri Pacific Railroad until after marriage to Ed on September 28, 1957. She had her first child in August 1958 and was a fantastic stay at home mom, making sure everything and everybody was well taken care of.
As long as I have breath, I will be forever grateful for her strength and courage, her sense of humor and great laugh. She was the love of my life and I will miss her every hour. I will see her on the other side and we will be together again soon.
Funeral Wednesday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL to OUR LADY OF PROVIDENCE for a 10:30 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (stjude.org) in Lois’ Honor. Visitation Tuesday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
I will miss seeing Lois every week. I loved to hear her stories of her grandkids and great grandkids. She was so proud of their kids and family. Loved the Cardinals and being Irish! I will miss hearing her say “hang-loose”, and “to make a long story short” and to which I would reply “too late”! Ed was her soulmate and loved seeing them together! She’s now out of pain and resting peacefully in Jesus’ arms.
My condolences to Ed, and Sharon, Kevin & Jeannine and your families.
I lost my dad to suicide in 1973. After that it seemed my friends began to avoid me, no hanging around or going to parties. Not sure if they just didn’t know what to say or if the stigma of suicide was the reason. Recently I thought of the conversations Ed and Lois probably had with their daughter Sharon about this. They could have told her to do the same. But that is not what happened. Ed and Lois opened their home to me, I probably have had 5000 meals at their house in the last 50 years and have always felt welcome there. I think Lois had an awful lot to say about this decision, she was that kind of person, and I say that “seriously speaking”. So, they may not think so, but they kind of adopted me and I will never forget it. Rest in peace mom, I love you very much.
So sorry about your loss. She sounds lovely.
Our deepest sympathy. You do not know me but I was named for your Mother 85 years ago. My Mom and your grandmother were cousins and your Mom was a small girl (probably about 5 y rs.) and would touch Mom’s stomach and was so loving my Mom decided if this were a girl she would name me after her and she did. I always wondered about this wonderfulwoman I was named after. I am 85 now, live in Waterloo, IL, married 60 years, 4 children, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grandchildren. I was Lois Mae Carrow of Bonne Terre, MO and now Lois Mae Heise of Waterloo, Il. My husband is James Heise, My children are Mark Heise, Steve Heise, Derek Heise and Catherine Heise Whelan. I am going to try to come to the viewing on Tues. if possible but it is not easy since I had hip replacement and problems from that so i use a walker.