Winnifred "Winnie" L. Kenney, 87, of 25 Robertson Drive, Youngsville, Pa., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at Warren General Hospital, surrounded by loving family members.
Winnie was born in E. St. Louis, Ill., on July 2, 1925, a daughter of the late Wallace Henry Smith and Adeline Johnston Smith Rudroff.
Winnie loved playing bingo and doing scratch off bingo tickets. Winnie will especially be remembered for her love of playing cards with her family on a Sunday afternoon and also having family gatherings. She also enjoyed going to the casinos and horse races. Winnie enjoyed traveling with her late sister, Garnet Burns, to ballgames, casinos, and shows.
Winnifred “Winnie” L. Kenney
She will be remembered by her Kenney "girls" each year for attending the Canterbury Feast together. Winnie worked at the Youngsville Dry Cleaners with Elinor Songer for several years. Also, she worked at the Rouse Hospital in Youngsville for several years, before returning to St. Louis to care for her own mother, returning to the Youngsville area in 2007.
She is survived by her four children: Norman C. Kenney Jr., Youngsville, Daniel W. (Fran) Kenney, Sugar Grove, Susan (David) Piccirillo Marino of Erie, and Patrick Kenney, Franklin; and daughters-in-law: Toni Martin, Sugar Grove and Arlene Kenney, Warren; grandchildren: Norman C. Kenney III, Jackie Kenney Johnson, Daniel J. Kenney, Danielle Kenney, Chuck Schultz, April Piccirillo Straub, Joy Piccirillo Miller, Marc Piccirillo, Kelly Kenney, Nicole Kenney, Brandon Clark and Ryan Clark; great-grandchildren: Falina Kenney, Scott Stearns, Jayde Kenney, Christopher Kenney, Nathan and Jenny Sue Straub, Kaylynn, Katie and Khloe Kenney and Kayden Kenney, Abigayle Clark and John Haynes; one sister, Dorothy Touchette Belleville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Garnet Burns.
A celebration of her life will be held at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. in Youngsville on Monday Sept. 17, 2012. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service for a time of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations to Hospice of Warren County. Friends may send an e-condolence or sign the online guestbook at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.