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 Ruth Agnes <I>Humphrey</I> Kenney

Ruth Agnes Humphrey Kenney

Death 7 Feb 2003 (aged 86)
Burial DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100339619 · View Source
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Ruth Agnes Kenney of Naperville
A memorial visitation for Ruth Agnes Kenney (nee Humphrey), 86, a Naperville area resident since 1968, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville. Funeral services and interment will be private. Born March 18, 1916, in Sykesville, Jefferson County, Pa., she died suddenly Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at her home in Lisle Township. After graduating from Sykesville High School she completed a course in business at Dubois Business College, Dubois, Pa. She worked in Dubois until she married Donald E. Kenney on Aug. 22, 1936, and dedicated herself to homemaking and family. When Westinghouse Corporation transferred Donald to Naperville in 1968, Ruth started her new life here. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She made many friends when she worked at Jewel Foods and during her volunteer work at the Naperville Senior Center and the Serendipity Shop. She was an avid gardener and birder. Throughout her life she continued her mother's tradition of taking in boarders who became part of her extended family. Ruth is survived by her sons, Donald S. (Marilee) Kenney of Denton, Texas, James C. (Linda) Kenney of Ninevah, Pa., William L. (Kathryn) Kenney of Sarver, Pa., Robert C. (Joan) Kenney of Baraboo, Wis., and David E. (Katherine) Kenney of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandchildren, Ruth Ann (Gregory) Renaud, Carolyn (Wayne) Widholm, Stephen (Joanne), Michael, Jill (Al) Valachovic, Andrew, Brian, Jeffrey, Ryan, Daniel and Allison Kenney; sister, Florenna Harvey of Sykesville; brother, James Humphrey of Winter Haven, Fla.; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents, Charles E. and Effie (nee Sykes) Humphrey; brothers, Dorsey, Jacob, Charles and Frank Humphrey; and a daughter, Marjorie Clare Kenney. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Little Friends, Inc., 140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540. Friends may visit to express condolences and sign the guest book. For funeral information, (630)355-0264.Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 9, 2003

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  • Created by: Dan Lansberry
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100339619
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth Agnes Humphrey Kenney (18 Mar 1916–7 Feb 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100339619, citing Morningside Cemetery, DuBois, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Dan Lansberry (contributor 46488295) .