LINCOLN – Katherine “Kate” Louise (Barnes) Kennedy, 87, wife of the late Lester John Kennedy, died Aug. 28, 2006, at a Lincoln hospital. She was born April 2, 1919, in Fort Fairfield, the daughter of Asa and Susan (Lovely) Barnes. Kate was a co-founder and member of the Church of the Nazarene, Lincoln. She was a loving mother and grandmother, always putting other’s needs before her own. She is survived by four daughters, Phyllis Severance and her husband, Linwood, of Lincoln; Eunice Page and her husband, Joseph, of East Millinocket, Eva McGaw and her husband, Robert, of Lincoln and Ethel Clukey and her husband, Wayne, of Enfield; a son-in-law, Larry Birmingham of Lincoln; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also leaves a special nephew, Kenneth Ewing; her companion, Rhoden Libby; and two very good friends, Roger Cole and Danny Whitney. In addition to her husband, Lester, she was predeceased by twin children, Robert Kennedy and Roberta Birmingham; and her special dog, Sammy Jo. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor. William Bewell officiating. Interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Treat Falls or KFI. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit