Hastings, Nebraska, resident Wilma Jean Kennedy, 84, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019.

Graveside memorial service will be at a later date.

Wilma was born May 6, 1935 to Jacob and Clara (Kottwitz) Lofing in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings High in 1953. She married Robert C. Kennedy on June 28, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings. Wilma was a homemaker. She loved her employment at the dime store downtown, Hesteds in Hastings as a floor walker. Wilma was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was baptized and confirmed.

She was very fond of her son, Russ and daughter, Christy. Wilma enjoyed spending lunch with her son. She enjoyed listening to the loud engines of Russ's race cars while her husband and son tuned them in the garage. She enjoyed going to horse shows, and shopping days with her daughter. Wilma loved going to garage sales and thrift stores. She loved tending to her rose bushes in the backyard. Wilma also enjoyed feeding the squirrels and playing Mexican dominoes with her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Robert and son, Russell, both of Hastings; daughter, Christy (Carlin) Engert of Aurora; granddaughter, Miranda (Nate) Wagner, great-grandson, Andrew Wagner and great-granddaughter, Emma Wagner of Cottonwood, Arizona; sister, Marilyn (Harold) Kelley and brother, Ron (Konnie) Lofing, both of Hastings; sister-in-law, Dorothy Klien; brothers-in-law, Dean Kennedy and Milt (Debbie) Kennedy; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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