Katherine “Pati” Kennedy

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March 17, 1958 - May 3, 2014.

Pati” Kennedy, 56, of Eagle Butte were held Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was in the Eagle Butte Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Pati passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 at her home in Eagle Butte. Pati was born to Arthur Moran and Joyce Circle Eagle Hill on March 17, 1958 at Old Cheyenne Agency. She attended Isabel Grade School, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School and Lakota Presentation College. On April 18, 1998 Pati married Michael "Mike" Kennedy, and they made their home in Eagle Butte. She held several jobs with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Indian Health Service. She also served as the Assistant Tribal Secretary for Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Pati had a love of healing others by volunteering. She was a faithful servant of God, and believed in the power of prayer. Pati was a dedicated gardener; she could plant beautiful flowers, trees and vegetables. She always shared her harvest with many. She enjoyed sewing, cooking craft work, reading her Bible, visiting on the phone, going to church, watching the Gospel Channel, singing and praising the Lord, watching the Waltons and all the old time shows on television. Pati loved to be in the company of her children and grand babies, and also loved sharing time with her family and friends. Her favorite scripture was Psalms 23; her favorite songs were “Ten Thousand Ways,” “My God Is An Awesome God,” “Amazing Grace,” and “I Exalt Thee.” Pati is survived by her husband Michael "Mike" Kennedy; one daughter, Samantha Jewett; four sons— Gilbert Lee (Lea'Shay) Moran, Ronnie Ray Moran, Jimi Jewett, Louis "Arte" Artelle (LeeAnn) Jewett; grandchildren— Gilbert Jr., ShaiAnn, Emily, Ronnie, Jr., Zachary, RaeAnn, Iyanna, Jacob, Ronaye, Kadee (Kim), CJ (Angel Lee), Dante, Isabelle, and Piper; her mother Joyce Hill; four sisters— Ardys Cook, Shelly (Gary) Alkire, Amy Marshall, Michon Marshall; and four brothers— Kirk (Rikki) Fast Horse, Kent Fast Horse, Terry Fast Horse, and Bill Jandreau. Pati was preceded in death by her father Art Moran; grandmother Catherine Dog Eagle Moran; mother-in-law Francine Kennedy and father-in-law Rodney Thomas Kennedy.
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