Peterson Funeral Chapel


            Ernestine E. Kennedy, 83, of Pierce City passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 in the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett.
            She was born to Louis and Grace Gollhofer Mettlach on March 28, 1934 in Monett, MO.  Ernestine was a retired postal worker, she enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.
            Survivors include three sons, Steve Kennedy of Woodward, OK., Mike Kennedy of Wheaton, MO. and Marty Kennedy and wife, Brenda of Pierce City, MO.; one sister, Helen Marie Mettlach of Monett, MO; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim; one brother, Bud Mettlach and three sisters, Wilma Szydloski, Clara O'Hara and Rosalee Mettlach.
            A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel of Aurora.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Sarcoxie.
            Rosary service will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the church with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.