Tonawanda News


October 9, 2012

Gladys M. Kenyon

CITY OF TONAWANDA — Gladys M. (nee Ingraham) Kenyon, age 92, of the City of Tonawanda, Sunday, October 7, 2012, at her residence under the care of Hospice. Born in Wilson, NY to William and Helen (nee Harbison) Ingraham, she grew up in the Tonawandas, graduating from North Tonawanda High School in 1939. She married Edmund "Bud" Kenyon in 1943 and they had been married for 65 years at the time of Bud's death in 2008. Gladys retired from Marine Midland Bank in 1980 and enjoyed an active retirement. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tonawanda where she was a choir member, served on the Altar Guild and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.

Gladys is survived by her son, Paul (the late Sherry) Kenyon of North Tonawanda; her daughter, Karen (Bill) Bowers of Evans, GA; her grandchildren, Shaun Kenyon, Scott (Allison) Bowers, Daniel (Jutka) Bowers and Megan (Randall) Zapata; her great-grandchildren, Noah, Caleb, Hannah, Jonah and Jacob Bowers, Zachary and Will Zapata; and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. A private burial will be in Elmlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 13th at 10:00 AM in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda. The Rev. Andrew Abraham will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to Hospice Buffalo. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY.

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