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Marjorie B. Kenyon

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NORTH BENNINGTON -- Mrs. Marjorie B. Kenyon, 82, widow of Gordon E. Kenyon, a resident of West Street, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at her residence surrounded by her family.

She was born in Richford, Sept. 10, 1922. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Mildred (Clark) Barnard. Marjorie received her education in North Bennington.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon were married in North Bennington on Oct. 19, 1940. Mr. Kenyon died Feb. 5, 2000.

In earlier years, Mrs. Kenyon was employed at Tansitor Electronics until the time of her retirement in 1988.

She was a former member of the Eastern Star and the Hoosick Falls Country Club.

Her hobbies and interests included singing in the Norshaft Lions minstrel and variety shows and she was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include 11 daughters and two sons, Marge Hall and her husband Ron of Wildwood, Fla., Ann Bassett of Wildwood, Barbara Hill and her husband Allan of Chateaugay, N.Y., Linda Lewis, Susan Plante and her husband Leo, Jim Kenyon and his wife Lisa, Dawn Percey and her husband Jamie, all of Bennington, Jean Oakman of Poultney, Mary Hazelton and her husband Dave, Jon Kenyon, Betty Kenyon, Lori Vadakin and her husband Joe, all of North Bennington, and Cooie Kenyon and Robin of Williamstown; 37 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Shirley Lesniak and Howard Burdick of North Adams, Phyliss Toniotti of North Adams and Kay Sommerville and her husband Ed of Moscow Mills, Mo.; three sister-in-laws, Jean Powers, Marilynn Kenyon and Sara Kenyon, all of North Bennington; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandson, Michael Surdam who died in 1982.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Marjorie will be held from the North Bennington Congregational Church Thursday Dec. 9, 2004, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Penny Rich Smith officiating.

At the request of Mrs. Kenyon, there will be no calling hours.

The burial will take place in the family lot in Grandview Cemetery, North Bennington, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Kenyon may be made to either the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, the Kurn Hattin Home or the North Bennington Fire Department through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Dec. 8 to Dec. 9, 2004
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