Stella Mae Budd Kenney, 96, of Mardela Springs, MD left this world on July 26, 2021 for her eternal home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of William Charles Budd and Edna Mae Downes Budd. Her husband, George Walter Kenney and two brothers, Edward Budd and William Charles Budd, Jr. preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, William Walter Kenney (A Kaye), George David Kenney (Lynette), four grandchildren, Brent William Kenney (Tina), Kara Kenney Morris (Brad), Ryan David Kenney (Jennifer) and Stephen Michael Kenney (Samantha). Dear to her heart were her six great grandchildren with whom she enjoyed a special bond, Oliver Morris, Cecilia Morris, Abigail Kenney, Ella Mae Kenney, Elijah Kenney and Judah Kenney. She was also like a grandmother to Amber Lyburn (Adam).
She also is survived by three sisters, Grace B. Bennett, Mary Frances Klaverweiden and Dorothy B. Atkinson. She adored and in turn was adored by her many nieces and nephews, always being a big part of their lives.
Stella graduated in 1943 from Hebron High School. She began her work career at DuPont in Seaford, then worked for Acme in Salisbury for 8 years. She took time off to raise her sons and during that time worked on her farm as well as neighboring farms. She ended her working years as the rural mail carrier on the Mardela Springs route for 19 years.
Many will remember Stella as the Easter Egg lady. Over many years she made thousands of the flavored chocolate treats. Her interests were many. She and Walter were members of the Ocean Waves Square Dance Club and enjoyed many hours traveling the Eastern Shore to dance the night away. She loved to cross stitch and turned that love into quilts for each one of her children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the Adkins Historical and Museum Complex in Mardela Springs where she served as President. After retirement, Stella spent many years as a Happy Timer and traveled far and wide with them on their many trips.
For most of her life, Stella was a member of the Mardela Wesleyan Church, a church her father helped to establish. In her later years she worshipped at Nelsons Church in Hebron. Stella's faith in Jesus has shaped her life. Until her eyesight failed, she read her Bible through every year. She never stopped praying for her family and friends, that they would grow in grace and faith with her Lord.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 3 PM at Nelsons Memorial Church on Main Street in Hebron. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Pastor Charles Fiore will be officiating. Internment will be at Springhill Memory Gardens following the service.
Contributions may be made in memory of Stella Kenney to Nelsons Memorial Church, PO Box 254, Hebron, MD 21830 or to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1633, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home. Please share memories or condolences at www.hollowayfh.com
Published by The Daily Times from Jul. 27 to Jul. 28, 2021.