Muriel E. Kennedy

January 19, 1933March 23, 2013
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Muriel E. Kennedy, nee Snyder, 80, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, born January 19, 1933 in East St. Louis, Illinois, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Illinois.

Muriel was a loving, nurturing, and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved animals, especially dogs, and will be missed by her dogs Maggie and Pebbles. She enjoyed gardening and dancing and was Miss East St. Louis in 1950. Muriel was a member of the Lady’s Auxiliary VFW Post 8677 Fairview Heights, Illinois and L.I.F.T.

She was preceded in death in by her husband, Roy W. Kennedy and her parents; Marion and Eunice, nee Miles, Snyders.

Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Theresa “t.e.” Norman) Buckman of Edinburg, Texas, Sherry (Jim) Sharos of Belleville, Illinois, and Stacy (Gus) Sharos of Collinsville, Illinois, two step-daughters; Donna (Larry) Segler of Arlington, Texas and Susan (Richard) Kennedy of St. Louis, Missouri, ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, a sister, Barb (Jim) Swims of Marine, Illinois, as well as many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the American Diabetes Association or National Kidney Foundation. Memories and expressions of condolences may be made at

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Memorial Services will be held at 7 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois. Inurnment will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Muriel E. Kennedy

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Mike Rarick

October 16, 2013

Kenny, Sherry and Stacy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother, my Aunt Muriel was a wonderful person.

jeff kennedy

March 27, 2013

Sorry about losing aunt muriel she was a good lady

Bonnie Self

March 27, 2013

Stacy, please know that my thoughts and prayers are of your family through these trying times. ~Bonnie Self~

Tom & Jackie Pearson

March 27, 2013

Muriel, yours was a life well-lived and well-loved.

Ken and Te, may the love of your friends and family sustain you both in this time and always, and remind you that no loss represents the end the love.

Deborah Duenas

March 26, 2013

Our deepest sympathy Dr. Buckman and Mrs. Norman, there are no words to describe your lost. GOD bless you - Deborah & Magaly Duenas

Eduardo Arguelles

March 26, 2013

Dr. Buckman,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

Sadiq Shah

March 26, 2013

Ken, we are so sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.

Faith and Sadiq Shah

March 26, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Mary Alice Ronnau

Sue Ackerman Plumbers Local 360

March 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Muriel and Roy were very special to us at the Plumbers Hall.

Jan Maville

March 26, 2013

My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your mother.