January 12, 2021

Patrick Eugene Kennedy, 59 of Canton, Missouri, died January 8, 2021 at his home in rural Canton.

The son of Phyllip and Mary Jo Lawson Kennedy was born on April 26, 1961 at Champaign, Illinois.

He was united in marriage to Kristine Guernsey on May 22, 1993 at Auburn, Illinois.

Pat worked for the Union Pacific Railroad where his coworkers were like family.  He liked to take his kids hunting, fishing, camping and boating.  He loved having company, so he could cook and feed everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Kristine Kennedy of Canton, Mo.; four children, Dean Kennedy of Canton, Mo., Lane Kennedy of Canton, Mo., Chad Nickelson of Riverton, Il. and Chandra Nickelson of Texas; six grandchildren, Ben, Nathan, Trent, JayAnn, Gwen and Angelique; three brothers, John Kennedy of Chatham, Il., David Kennedy of Thayer, Il. and Glen Kennedy of Taylorsville, Il.; two sisters, Carla Boehl of Virden, Il. and Marcey Kennedy of St. Louis, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements with Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton.