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Nancy Kennedy Govan

November 24, 1940 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Nancy Govan Obituary

Nancy Kennedy Govan, age 83, of Valencia, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 30, 2024 at St. John Specialty Care Center in Mars.

Born at home in Adams Twp. PA on November 24, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Honorable H. Francis and Martha Everett Kennedy.

She had attended Mars Schools and then graduated in the 1958 class of Penn Twp. High School after her family moved there. She was active in Butler County 4-H as a youth.

She retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in 2000

Nancy was a lifelong member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church, where she was baptized and served as an Elder and Deacon.  She also belonged to the Mars A.A.R.P. and the Mars Women’s Club.

Her greatest pleasure in life was her family, especially watching her grandchildren playing sports, showing in 4-H, music, their education and watching them become wonderful Christians.

Surviving are her daughters, Suzanne Grove (Dan), and Christi Augustine, (John), her sons, James F. Govan (Shirley) and Craig G. Govan (Michelle), her grandchildren, Faith (Greg), Nicole (Erick), D.J., Sam (Katie), Hannah (Brad), Emily, Jacob and Sara, her great grandchildren, Emmett, Holland and Teddy,her brothers, James L. Kennedy (Rita) and H. Philip Kennedy, her sister-in-law, Judy Kennedy and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Govan, who she married on August 4, 1958 and who died on May 7, 2011, and by her brother, Harold F. Kennedy.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at the Mars United Presbyterian Church, 232 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA 16046. Please meet at the church. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery, Pine Twp. Memorials may be made to the church or to VNA of Western Pennsylvania, 154 Hindman Rd. Butler, PA 16001-9933. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.


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