Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Walter M. Kenton

Walter M. Kenton, age 84, of 110 East Main Street in Shelby, died Monday morning in the Crestwood Care Center after a long illness.

He was born October 10, 1910 in Groton Township, near Bellevue, Ohio the son of George Allen and Neoma Mae (Meyer) Kenton.

Mr. Kenton was a retired employee of the Ohio Steel Tube Company. Prior to that he had been employed as a carpenter for Friebel and Hartman Company. After his retirement he was the grounds keeper at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the Shelby Moose.

Mr. Kenton is survived by his wife, Elma I. (Lepard) Kenton, whom he married on March 15, 1933; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Burton “Jim” and Patty Kenton of St. Charles , Illinois and Hobart and Eunice Kenton of Sarver, Pennsylvania; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Martha Alice and Robert Roberts of Tangerine, Florida, Georgia Ann and Leonard Fagan of Shelby and Karen Feiann and Winferd Boyd of Mifflin; 16 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Glenn Misner of Clyde, Ohio and Harry Kenton of Tucson, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by 1 brother Warren Misner.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday form 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church with Rev. June Fryman, associate pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.

Memorial expressions may be made to the First Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer Association and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street in Shelby.

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