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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rachel Carey Kenyon, 94, of Coudersport, PA

Rachel Carey Kenyon
Rachel Carey Kenyon, 94, of Coudersport, PA, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at her home.

Born on March 5, 1918 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of T. Frank J. Carey and Mildred Tracy Carey. On August 22, 1937 in Coudersport she married B. Earl Kenyon, who died on October 26, 1973.

Mrs. Kenyon was a graduate of Coudersport High school, a Potter County farm wife, a 4-H Club leader, a long-time member of the former Hebron Grange #1251 having served as secretary, treasurer, and lecturer. She was a 78 year member of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron, serving at various times as clerk, treasurer, Sabbath School superintendent, and teacher. She was employed for ten years as a bookkeeper at the former First National Bank, now Northwest Savings Bank, followed by another ten years with Citizens Trust Company, having participated in both Coudersport institutions’ 75 anniversary celebrations. After retirement in 1986, Mrs. Kenyon served as a volunteer with Christmas House in Coudersport for eighteen years.

Surviving are her two grandsons, Allen D. Hauber of Bradford, PA, and Benjamin L. (Theresa) Hauber of Raleigh, NC, two great-grandchildren, Alexandra Hauber and Finian Earl Hauber, both of Raleigh, NC, son-in-law David W. (Fay) Hauber of Coudersport, PA, three sisters, Mary Whitehair of Orange City, FL, Mildred (Wayne, Jr.) Knowlton of Roulette, PA, Jean (Herman “Johnny”) Rennells of Deland, FL, one brother, Arch L. Carey of Fairview, PA, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Kenneth, who died in July of 1969, a daughter, Evelyn Hauber, who died in February of 2005, and one brother, Albert F. Carey, who died in 2009.

Friends are invited to Rachel’s Life Celebration beginning Sunday, September 16, 2012 with visitation from 6-8pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport, PA. Friends may also call on Monday at the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron from 10:00am until 11:00am at which time funeral services will be held with Pastor Carl Greene officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Rachel’s memory may be made to the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hebron, 13 E. Carley Hill Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Christmas House, 1 Water St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or to Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915, or the Hebron Cemetery, c/o Allen Hauber, 881 Whitney Creek Road, Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Rachel, visit www.lifecelebration.com.


tooter said...

Rest in Peace Rachel...a most wonderful, wonderful person...

Gayla Yentzer said...

I had the very great honor to assist Rachel in her home for about a year. We became very close during that time. Rachel was a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor and could tell the best stories of her life ! Even though I have moved out of the area and, thus, had to stop caring for Rachel, I have never forgotten her. I thank the Lord that I was able to get back and see her one more time. Rachel will always have a huge place in my heart.

Gayla Yentzer
Ischua, NY