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Gainesville - Donna M. Kenlon, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2015. She was born March 23, 1933 in Bradford, Pennsylvania to James and Marguerite Taylor Bauer. She graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1951 and attended Keuka College. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, quilting, and her many pets over the years, including her cats Einstein and Koko. She was an avid reader and artist. She enjoyed her many trips home to Bradford, her friends there, and her quilting group. Mrs. Kenlon was a member of Holy Faith Roman Catholic Church and HoFA Crafts.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert William Kenlon and her son, Thomas Alan Kenlon.
She is survived by her sister, Gayle Bauer; sons, Frank Kenlon (Michele) and James Kenlon; daughters, Kimberly Kenlon Durrance (James), Amber Kenlon Belon (Richard) and Kathryn Kenlon Richmond (Clifford) and grandchildren, Ian, Evan and Austin Richmond, James, Ben and Meghan Durrance, Philip Kenlon and Katie Sobol.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., in Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, with Fr. John Phillips as celebrant. The family will receive friends Friday, April 24, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 7:00 p.m., at WILLIAMS-THOMAS FUNERAL HOME DOWNTOWN, 404 North Main Street. There will also be a celebratory service held in Bradford, PA this summer arranged by Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial donations to the Bradford Area Library, 67 West Washington Street, Bradford, PA 16701. Please visit her memorial page at
(352) 376-7556

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2015.
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April 20, 2015
So sorry to hear of your loss. May your fond memories of Mom sustain you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Warmly, Bhakti and Bob
April 19, 2015
I was sad to read about the passing of your Mom. What happy memories I have of playing at your house at the top of Birch Street. The sledding on the hill behind that house was amazing. May happy memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Fondly, Doreen
Doreen Tominez
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