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Nellie Louise (Kennedy) Koch

May 29, 1925 — September 27, 2020


Nellie "Louise" Koch, 95 of Punxsutawney, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Penn Highlands Jefferson Court in Brookville.

She was born May 29, 1925, in Perry Township, Jefferson County, to the late Edward Allen Kennedy and Bertha May (Blose) Kennedy.

Louise worked for Rockland County in Blauvelt, NY, for many years and a member of the Eastern Star in Pearl River, NY. After retirement, she spent her time with her beloved family and friends and loved playing bingo every chance she got. On August 24, 1947, she married Ralph Henry Koch of Rimersburg. He preceded her in death July 5, 1978. They met while he was staying locally and working for the Army Corps of Engineers when the Mahoning Dam was being built. They enjoyed 31 years of marriage.

She is survived by a daughter- in -law, Ellen Salemo Koch and two grandchildren, Anthony and Nicole, all of Blauvalt, NY. A sister, Jean Barnett, Stanton, a brother, Lyle Kennedy and wife Frances of Mayport and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Ralph, she was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Edward Koch, five sisters, Rachel Elkin, Annabelle Grove, Alice Bullers, Eleanore Miller, Twila Laford and one brother, Samuel Kennedy.

In accordance with Louise's wishes, visitation and services were private.

Interment took place in St. John’s Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCabe Funeral Home Inc. of Punxsutawney.

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