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Eva Schmigel Kenney

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HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Eva Schmigel Kenney, 82, of Scott Street, died on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center.

Born in Glens Falls on Oct. 29, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Hazel Roberts Shattuck, formerly of Putnam. She was the widow of Emil H. Schmigel, who died on April 23, 1980, and Earl F. Kenney, who died on March 31, 1998.

Mrs. Kennet attended Ticonderoga High School. She worked as a chambermaid at the Glen Bernie Club in Gull Bay and at White Birches Tourist Home in Ticonderoga. She married Mr. Schmigel on Dec. 5, 1946 at her parents’ farm in Putnam and moved to Hoosick Falls in 1947. She worked for a short time at Nancy Shoe Co. before moving to Plainville, Conn. in 1953. In 1954, they moved back to Hoosick Falls and purchased Brazill’s (Smokey’s) Grill in Bennington which they owned for 23 years. She married Mr. Kenney on Oct. 12, 1983.

Eva was a member of the First United Church in Hoosick Falls, a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post No. 8417 and the Laides Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 40. She also bowled for 21 years at the Bar-B-Que Lanes and was vice president of the Hudson-Mohawk Counties Council Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW from 1983 to 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie S. McClumpha and her husband David of Selkirk, and Linda J. Bacon of North Bennington; a stepson, Earl M. Kenney of Fitchburg, Mass.; her sisters, Shirley R. Smith of Hague and Gertrude Ryan of Ticonderoga; a brother, James H. Shattuck of Bath, Pa.; two grandsons, Ian S. McClumpha and Taylor Bacon; three granddaughters, Stacy D. Smith, Nancy A. McClumpha and Ashley M. Bacon; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Edith R. Smith, who died on March 4, 2002.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the First United Church on Main Street, where the Rev. David K. McMillian will officiate. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to the Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, 72 Main St., on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. for visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Church Memorial Fund in loving memory of Eva Kenney. For directions and guest book, please visit www.robson-reinfurt.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 7, 2004
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