Darlene Martha Kennedy, 81, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2024 at her home in Neenah. She was born in Bessemer, MI on February 2, 1942 to Harvey and Beatrice (Bennett) Kennedy. Darlene worked in the paper industry for several years as a purchasing agent before putting her heart and soul into running a care facility and taking care of her boys! She donated to many organizations, including ASPCA and local humane societies, where her love and compassion for dogs was very evident. Darlene is survived by daughter Dawn (Garhardt) Marwitz, granddaughters Danielle (Joshua) Paulick and Carly Marwitz, great-grandchildren Wyatt and Gabriel Paulick, sister Nancy Tummett, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Darlene wanted a celebration of life to occur in her home this summer. The family would like to extend a special thank you to ThedaCare at Home and ThedaCare Hospice for their care and compassion.