JEROMESVILLE — Eugene Clyde Kenyon, age 84, of Jeromesville, Ohio, died at his home Monday, March 3, 2014, and will once again be next to his wife, Nina Mae (Fox), in a Private Family Graveside Service at Reedsburg Cemetery on Thursday, March 6th. Layton Broome, Pastor of Lakefork United Methodist Church, will officiate.
He was born June 23, 1929, in Orwell, Ohio, to Clyde and Phoebe (Clark) Kenyon, deceased. He was the youngest of seven children; two brothers and four sisters, all deceased. He and Nina Mae were married in Jefferson, Ohio, on May 9, 1952. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2013. He graduated from Austinburg High School (Ashtabula County).
A Veteran, he served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956 in the 3rd Armor Division at Fort Knox. He was a dairy farmer in Ashtabula County and raised grain crops in Ashland County and raised crops in Ashland County. He enjoyed working with draft horses most of his life. He was a journeyman electrician, at one time operating Kenyon Electric in Jefferson, Ohio. He also worked at Conneaut Dock and retired from Regalware in Wooster.
He is survived by six children: Margo Kenyon, James (Pat) Kenyon and Amy Kenyon (Steve Esbenshade) of Ashland County, Sara (Terry) Craven of Georgia, Lorraine (Devin) Pelton of Texas and Arthur (Victoria) Kenyon of Colorado. He was proud of 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Drive, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
FICKES FUNERAL HOME in Jeromesville is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.fickesfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.