Lois M. Kennedy, a homemaker who earlier had been a department store clerk, died Nov. 17 of ovarian cancer at her Columbia home. She was 82.
Lois Moore was born in Jefferson, Iowa, and was raised there and in Des Moines. After graduating from Des Moines High School in 1945, she moved to Richland, Wash., where she took a job as a secretary for General Electric Co.
While working in Richland, she met her future husband, James Kennedy, an FBI agent who was assigned to the bureau's Richland field office. They married in 1949.
In 1950, the couple moved to Baltimore and later settled in Timonium. After raising her five children, she went to work as a sales associate in the early 1960s at Hutzler's in Towson.
Mrs. Kennedy was an avid tennis player and golfer, and earlier this year played nine holes with her daughters and granddaughters in Florida. She also enjoyed playing bridge.
Mrs. Kennedy, who had lived in Columbia since 2006, was a former communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Cockeysville.
Services were held Nov. 20.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas M. Kennedy of Columbia, James F. Kennedy of Boston and Kevin M. Kennedy of Sacramento, Calif.; two daughters, Chris M. Hernandez of Silver Spring and Susan G. Beard of Olney; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1993.