Eleanor Kennis

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Eleanor Kennis, 89, RD 3, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at home peacefully surrounded by her family.
She was a daughter of the late William and Mae (Reekie) Clark. She married Charles B. Kennis, the love of her life, on June 20, 1947. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 1991.
Eleanor attended Sykesville School. She was a supervisor at Cameron in Reynoldsville before becoming a farmer's wife and a homemaker for many years. After her children grew, she then worked at the Shoe Factory in Big Run and later retired from Rockwell in DuBois.
Eleanor was an avid baseball and football fan, especially the Pirates and Steelers.
Some of her other joys were canning, traveling with her husband, swimming with her buddies at the YMCA, shopping, crocheting and most of all spending time with all of her family.
Eleanor is survived by her four children: Gary Kennis of RD 3 Punxy, William and wife, Brenda Kennis, of RD 3 Punxy, Connie Lightner of St. Marys and Lori and husband, Edward Angelo, of St. Marys; six grandchildren: Melissa Ellenberger, Ashley and husband, Dan Bowser; Justin Angelo, David Angelo, Jessica and husband, Adam Barbazzini, and Nicholas Lightner; six great grandchildren: Aiden Angelo, Logan Ellenberger, Camron and Chase Bowser, Dominick and Lexi Angelo and an unborn baby Barbazzini due in January.
Eleanor was also preceded in death by her sister, Jean (Clark) Muth; and a son-in-law, Phillip Lightner.
Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in Sykesville. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Robert Karl as celebrant. Burial will follow in Lakelawn Memorial Park.
Family suggests memorial donations to: Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Sykesville, Christ the King Manor, or Hospice 365 at 5000 6th Ave. Suite 6, Altoona, PA 16602.

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Published in The Courier Express from July 30 to July 31, 2015