Norma Janet Kennelly

Norma Janet Kennelly, 87, of Richmond, TX died on April 15, 2021. She was born to Drebon (Buddy) and Lorene Maberry Bowers on August 20, 1933 in Lufkin, TX. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin College, she began her career as a home making teacher with Lamar CISD in 1956. That summer, she met the love of her life, Shirley Kennelly, and the two were married three months later. Janet then stayed home to raise her daughters and was also an Avon Lady during those years. She returned to teaching and taught special education at Lamar CISD for many years. Janet enjoyed watching movies, especially old westerns.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, her parents, and a brother, Drebon Ray (Mutt) Bowers.

Survivors include daughters, Becky Haas and husband, Robert, and Patricia Boring. Grandchildren Amanda Haas George, Kelly Haas, Ashely Boring Saucedo, Adrienne Boring, Eric Boring and two great grandchildren.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date.

Condolence messages may be written for the Kennelly family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281)342-4671.

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