Coralie's Story

PATTEN - Coralie (Cokie) Kennedy, 77, passed away Dec. 18, 2014, peacefully with family by her side. She was born September 16, 1937 the daughter of Wesley and Beryl (Lawler) Howes.

Cokie grew up in the hilly country side of Mt. Chase with a loving family and many friends. She was many things in her life time. She raised a family on the Happy Corner Road Farm, was first and foremost a mom, wife, sister, daughter and a true friend to all. She worked hard on the farm, and was very gifted in many creative ways but loved making wreath and soap with her dear friend Eve. Cokie loved and enjoyed being a member of the UMW of Patten. She was well taken care of by her many friends who worked very hard to make sure her last few months of ALS were of quality time. She was truly loved by all who took care of her.

She is survived by her four children, Craig Kennedy of Merrill, Glenn Kennedy Jr. and significant other, Janice of Sherman, Cynthia Kennedy Niquette and her husband, David of Swan's Island, David Kennedy of St. Thomas Virgin Island; she enjoyed her 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Rita Palmer of Patten, Debbie Erickson of Libby, Montana; brothers, Fred Howes of Scarborough, Greg Howes of Houlton; sister-in-law, Donna White and family; Glen and Cokie's angel and dear friend, Michael Liberty. She predeceased by her parents, her husband, Glenn Sr., and brother, Ronald Howes.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Saturday, December 27th at Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls, with funeral services being held 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stetson Memorial United Methodist Church, Patten. Spring interment will be in the Mount Chase Cemetery. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
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