Harriet Pearl Kennedy, 90, a resident of Mansfield Place, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2013, under the care of Mountain Hospice. She was born Jan. 8, 1923, at Gauley Bridge, a daughter of the late Harry and Della (White) Persinger. She was united in marriage to Nathan Kennedy, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Rookie Baughman of Baltimore, Md.; Robert Baughman and wife, Paula, and Pickle Baughman, both of Philippi; three grandchildren, Kristi Thompson and husband, Craig; Rick Baughman and Nick Baughman; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Blake Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
Ms. Kennedy was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Shelly Baughman. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family being preceded in death by brothers and sisters John Persinger and Bobby Persinger, Matile Stag and Shirley "Perk" Persinger.
She worked as a nurses' aide at Broaddus Hospital, and was an avid bowler.
Ms. Kennedy was Methodist by faith.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Tuesday, July 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 17, from 8 to 11 a.m., the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomservices.com