Chloie Marie Kennedy McFall, 97, of Houston, TX died June 30, 2019 at the home of her daughter, Mary Ann McFall. She was born March 29, 1922 in Mineral Springs, Arkansas, to Thomas A. and Mary Young Kennedy. The family moved to the Pocasset, Oklahoma community where she grew up and attended school. After graduation, she attended nursing school at Wesley Hospital in Oklahoma City. Upon certification as a Registered Nurse, she worked at a hospital in Tulsa, OK. While working there as an RN, she met M.G. (Buddy) McFall. Later, they married and moved to Alice, TX.
Throughout their marriage, they moved numerous times, as the oil equipment company, Camco, needed them. Their moves included several cities in Texas, Louisiana, Venezuela, Lagos Nigeria, and Brunei, southeast Asia.
She taught art to several classes of handicapped children, and also worked as school nurse at Huffman Elementary/Jr. High/High School. She enjoyed gardening, painting, and being with friends and family. She was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her for her compassion, care and selflessness. As a member of Houston First Baptist Church, she freely shared her faith. That strong faith, and God's grace, carried her safely through all of her life experiences.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy; parents, Thomas A. Kennedy and Mary Young Kennedy; six brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, two sons, and two daughters-in-law: Mary Ann McFall of Houston; Terry McFall and Colleen, of Jasper; and Thomas McFall and Beth, of Brenham; grandchildren Mia McFall, Houston; LTC Thomas McFall and Angelica, Omaha, NE; Erin Serice and Mark, Sugarland, TX; Theodore McFall and Dorothy, Custer, WA; Brian McFall and Brittany, Vicksburg, MS; Fr. Michael McFall, Houston; Rebecca McFall, Brenham; Kyle Goodnight, Brenham; and Amanda Wright and Joseph, Stedman, NC; great grandchildren Patrick McFall, Brigid McFall, Mary Serice, Monica Serice, Benedict Serice, Timothy Serice, Kateri McFall, Athanasius McFall, Joseph McFall, Bernadette McFall, Brendan McFall, Austin Goodnight, Ashley Goodnight, Jacquellyn Wright, Carlie Wright, and Jesse Wright; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet in Bellaire, TX. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Houston First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy fwy (I-10W), Houston, TX. Burial will be held at 10 am, Saturday, July 13, 2019 at West Oaks Cemetery, in Jasper, TX.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch, or Shriners Hospital.