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Dorothy L. Kenneson, age 98

Posted by on Dec 26, 2017

Dorothy L. Kenneson, 98, formerly of Smethport, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Sunday (Dec. 24, 2017), at her daughter’s home in Elk Horn, KY.

Born Sept. 10, 1919, in Keating Township, PA, she was a daughter of John H. and Edna V. Gallup Taylor.  On February 14, 1936, in Allegany, NY, she married Paul E. Kenneson, who died Nov. 8, 2002. They were married 66 years.

Dorothy had been employed with Corning Glass Works, Bradford, PA, for 5 years before her retirement.

Mrs. Kenneson had attended the Coleville Christian Gospel Church, Colville, PA,  Dorothy and her husband had a memorable history in aviation.  She helped her husband build a Stits-Flut-r-Bug airplane, and helped him rebuild a 1940 Taylorcraft airplane. She also enjoyed crocheting.

Surviving are a son, Robert P. (Joan) Kenneson of Eureka, KS; four daughters, Dorothy P. (Roy) Church of Chaffee, NY, Patricia J. Highfield of Howell, MI, Bonnie L. (Rev. Robert) Langlois of Elk Horn, KY, Mary L. (Rev. Glenford) Barnes of Winter Haven, FL; 19 grandchildren, 42 great-grand-children, 27 great-great grand-children; a brother, William G. (Faye) Taylor of Gifford, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Paul, a grandson, a great-granddaughter, three brothers: Edward J. Taylor, John G. Taylor, Raymond L. Taylor; and three sisters, Naomi P. Covert, Beatrice M. Dann, and Beulah M. Zindren.

Friends will be received from 11-am to 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 30, 2017) in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Robert Langlois and Rev. Glen Barnes, co-officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport.

Memorials can be made to Hosparus Healthcare – Green River, P.O. Box 4134, Campbellsville, KY 42719.

Condolences can be made to:

Dorothy P. Church                                      Bonnie Langlois
13560 Miller Ave.                                        5835 Speck Ridge Rd.
Chaffee, NY  14030                                      Elk Horn, KY  42733


Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

For online condolences please visit: http://lyondewittberry.com/tribute/details/1182/Dorothy-Kennison/obituary.html#tribute-start