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Norma J. Kenney


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Norma J. Kenney Obituary
Norma J. Kenney

Born: September 26, 1931; in Morris, IL

Died: June 27, 2018; in Morris, IL

Norma J. Kenney, age 86, of Mazon, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Morris Hospital.

Born September 26, 1931 in Morris, Norma Jean was a daughter of Thomas and Lenora (nee Gunderson) Peel. She was raised and educated in Morris and Mazon, and graduated from Mazon High School with the Class of 1949. On October 25, 1952 Norma married Gerald J. Kenney in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris, and together they raised five sons.

Once her boys became school age, Norma became a Licensed Practical Nurse, and worked several years at the Grundy County Home. She enjoyed working outdoors in her yard and had an affinity for flowers, as well as a passion for crossword puzzles. Above all else, Norma was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and will be missed dearly by her family.

Survivors include her five sons, Jerry (Susan) Kenney of Coal City, Lt. Colonel Mark (Susan) Kenney of East Peoria, Wayne (Karen) Kenney of Morris, John (Andrea) Kenney of Fayetteville, Georgia, and Matt (Danah)Kenney of Verona; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and one brother, Howard Peel of San Diego, California.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gerald on December 3, 1990; and five siblings, Merna Turner, Judy Foster, Delmar Peel, Rollie Peel and Charlie Peel.

Visitation was Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Reeves Funeral Homes, 408 East Washington Street (one block east of IL Route 47), in Morris from 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 10:30 AM. Burial followed the service in Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Norma's memory to MVK Ambulance Services or the Morris Community Nutrition Network.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, or share Norma's memorial page by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500.
Published in Morris Herald-News on July 3, 2018
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