Lorraine Ruth Kenney 1930-2021


A Visitation and Funeral Service Celebrating Lorraine’s Life

Monday Morning, February 22, 2021

Visitation from from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Service begins at 11:00 am

St. John’s Lutheran Church

2727 North Union Boulevard

Decatur, Illinois  62526


Graveside Service and Burial

St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery

Decatur, Illinois

Lorraine Ruth Kenney, nee Nalefski passed away on February 17, 2021. Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10 am. followed by funeral at 11 am. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to LSA, St. John’s Lutheran Church or The Northeast Community Fund in lieu of flowers. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorraine was born in November of 1930 in Decatur, Illinois daughter of Harry and Henrietta Nalefski. She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Lorraine married Robert Kenney September 10, 1950. She attended St. John’s Lutheran Elementary/Junior High and Decatur High School. Later in life she attended Richland Community College. Lorraine was President of LSA PTL and Secretary/Treasurer of National Lutheran Parent Teacher League. She retired from Kane Molass in Mt. Pulaski. She is a past member of the Decatur Chorale and church choir. She made the wardrobes and dressed the characters for the Living Nativity for years. She also volunteered for the Decatur Pride.

Lorraine leaves behind husband, Robert Kenney, daughters, Cynthia Hauck (Robert), Janice Wright (Steve), Sandra Eberle (Don) and Sharon Guthrie (Brian). She has twelve grandchildren, Robert Hauck Jr.,  Nathan Hauck, Michael Hauck, Brian Wright, Joshua Wright, Jeremy Tennyson, DJ Tennyson, Jen Stout, Lisa Stout and Lany Stout. She has seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Henrietta Nalefski, brother, Norman Nalefski, son, Stuart Kenney, grandchildren, Daryl Wright and Tanya Childs.


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