Sharon Kennedy

KENNEDY, Sharon Ann Sampson, 66, of Wheeling died Friday, September 28, 2012 at home.

She was born November 12, 1945 in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Paul and Lola Jean McDonald Sampson.

Sharon was a beautician and a cook and instructional aide for Ohio County Schools.

She graduated from Wheeling Beauty School and West Liberty High School.

Smile because she has lived, open your eyes to all that she has left. Let your heart be full of the love you shared and be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. Cherish her memory and let it live on.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Russell Kennedy; a brother, Robert Sampson.

Surviving are two daughters, Beth Ross of West Liberty, Darcy Kennedy of Pittsburgh, Pa.; her special companion, Linda Cole of Wheeling; a sister, Linda Yaeger and her husband Robert of Wheeling; six grandchildren, Logan, Kasie, Trevor, Kylie, Caleb and her special gift, Callie.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Short Creek Cemetery.

A special thank-you to Drs. Monga and Valasareddi; nurses and support staff at the Schiffler Cancer Center for their wonderful care; Amedisys Home Health & Hospice Care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio County Special Olympics, c/o WPHS, 1976 Park View Road, Wheeling, WV 26003. Personal condolences may be made to the family at

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, Burke Chapel, 304-277-2722, 2101 Warwood Ave., Wheeling, WV.