Funeral services for Ernestine Shrode Kennedy, age 83, of Denison, will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Pat Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Nelta Cemetery with Corey Timmons, Cody Kennedy, Allen Shrode, Rafe Shrode, Larry Cross, Jason Purser, Jordan Morris, and Rev. Pat Morris serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to service time. Ernestine passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Homestead of Denison in Denison.
Ernestine was born on May 22, 1935 in Hopkins County the daughter of Carl Shrode and Della Troboy Shrode. She married Samuel Sterling Kennedy on December 4, 1954 and he preceded her in death. Ernestine was the Cafeteria Supervisor for the Garland ISD before she retired.
She is survived by her children, Richard Allen Kennedy and wife Brenda of Rowlett, Pamela Diane Hester of Ravenna, James Darwin Kennedy and wife Debra of Denison, brother, Tommie Wayne Shrode and wife Sallee, sister, Clara Ann Shaimes, grandchildren, Megan Kennedy Linville, Jennifer Kennedy Purser, Jeffrey Wayne Cross, Corey Wayne Timmons, Stephen Sterling Hester, Robert Hester, Cody Allen Kennedy, and great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Anna-Marie Cross, Caroline Jane Purser, Cate Joy Purser, Kennedy Lochlyn Linville, Clayton Stone Purser and Jett Allen Linville.
In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Carl “Leon” Pete Shrode, sisters, Joy Delverne Johnson, Lillian Maggie “Cotton” Morris, and grandson, Matthew James Kennedy. Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.