Jennie V. Kania

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Jennie V. Kania
Jennie V. Kania, 96, formerly of Mohawk St., was called home to heaven on July 12, 2013, at the St. Luke's Home, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. She was born in Hinkley, NY, on January 1, 1917, a daughter of the late Francis and Julia (Danielski) Poplasky, and was educated in Poland schools. On June 20, 1942, Jennie was united in marriage with William H. Kania, a loving union of 56 years until his death on July 12, 1998, at the age of 96. Jennie's working career began as a young girl at Durr's Meat Packing Co. and, prior to her retirement, worked for G.E. for over 23 years. In between, she worked on the family chicken farm, helping to tend to the over 2000 chickens they raised. Her life was far from dull as she was active in many organizations including the Sauquoit Community Club, the Sauquoit Valley Sr. Citizens, St. Anthony of Padua Church and its Village Elders and, as an accomplished Polka Dancer, belonged to the United Polka League. She also traveled extensively throughout the U.S. Jennie is survived by her loving family: her two daughters and son-in-law, Shirley and Kenneth Carey, of Sauquoit, and Carol Stanimer, of Sanford, NC; her seven grandchildren, Sharon Ozog, Stephen Ozog and his wife, Leigh, Susan Force, Kelly Cardea and her husband, Tom, Kristopher Carey, Michele Constantine and Melanie Stanimer; her great-grandchildren, Francis Ozog and his fiancee, Melissa, Michael Ozog and his fiancee, Rhian, Stephen Ozog and his fiancee, Marie, Sara Force, Danielle Force and her fiance, Michael, Nicholas Force, Evan Carey, Douglas Roberts, Austin McPherson, Aaron, Peyton and Justin Constantine, Derek Lowe and Brittany Gautier; and her great-great-grandchildren, Alexander Ozog and Bianca Artessa. Jennie is also survived by her sister, Lottie Przelski; her brother-in-law, Edward Kania and his wife, Lydia; several nieces and nephews; as well as her close friends, Bert and Joanne Barter and Rose DeTraglia. Jennie will now be an angel to watch over her great-grandbaby and great-great-grandbaby that are on the way! She was predeceased by her sisters, Frances Muller, Sadie Mittleman, Mary Sokolowski, Agnes Jones, Gladys Mical, Catherine Luczka and Josephine Mical, and by three brothers, Chester, John and Edward Poplasky. Calling hours for family and friends will be Thursday, July 18, from 11:00 to noon, with the funeral service to begin at noon at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Jennie's memory to either the Sauquoit Volunteer Fire Company or the Sauquoit Nutrition Site. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Her family would like to thank the staff of Barton East at the St. Luke's Home for the exceptional care she received during her stay there. Jennie will be forever loved and deeply missed by her family and friends. Keep dancing Gram! To view Jennie's online memorial, please go to:
Jennie V. Kania
Funeral Home
J Donald Smith Funeral Home Inc
3022 Oneida St Sauquoit, NY 13456
(315) 737-7327
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Published in The Observer-Dispatch from July 14 to July 16, 2013