Anna Kennedy

Dec. 18, 1921 - Jan. 22, 2019



     Saturday, January 26, 2019
     10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


Funeral Service:

     Saturday, January 26, 2019
     12:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


may be made to:

     St. Jude's Children's
     Research Hospital

     The Friends of the Pines
     9822, Route 16
     PO Box 310
     Machias, NY, 14101

Anna (Gibson) Kennedy
Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great grandmother
Anna (Gibson) Kennedy joined the love of her life, Arlie Cecil Kennedy, in heaven on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 97.

Anna was born to Robert and Iva Gibson on December 18, 1921 in Youngsville, PA where she attended a one room school house through eighth grade and graduated from Youngsville High School in 1939. She was introduced to her handsome young Cecil by her boss at Irwin Manufacturing Company, and they were married during a blizzard on December 30,1944, just before Cecil was deployed for Army duty. In 1955, they moved their family from Pennsylvania to Hinsdale, NY.

Anna was a kind, gentle, compassionate, creative, and talented woman who was active in the community and gave much more than she ever received as evidenced by the eight foster children she took into her home. She worked at Hinsdale Central School for 14 years as a teacher's aide. She was infamous for her homemade peach and other pies that she baked for The Hut, a family-owned restaurant as well as her Santa cookies, enjoyed by all and a tradition she has passed down through the generations. She was an active and dedicated life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and participated in the Olean General Hospital Sewing Group, Hinsdale Guys and Gals Senior Group, Fay Hollow Sunshine Group and the Busyettes.

When she was not crafting or baking, Anna was bragging about her daughters, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, feeding the birds, cuddling with her animals (real and stuffed), building puzzles, reading Harlequin romances, and solving crossword puzzles. Anna is survived by her two loving daughters, Kathleen (Dean) Benham of Cuba, NY and Sue (Larry) Farrar of Lancaster, NY; four grandchildren, Kurt (Kirsten) Benham of Cuba, NY, Kellie (Rick) Page of Lansing, NY, Patrick (Beth) Farrar of Lancaster, NY and Melinda (Ryan) Willard of Lancaster, NY; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Bobby (Carolyn)Gibson; a sister, Mary Daniels and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Norm, Francis and Roger.

The family would like to send a special thank you to the incredible staff at The Pines of Machias for their devoted and compassionate care of Anna over the past two years.

Friends will be received at the Mark F Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 A.M-12:00 P.M. at which time a Funeral Service will be held. Pastor Becky Worth will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or to The Friends of the Pines, 9822, Route 16, PO Box 310, Machias, NY, 14101.





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