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John F. Kenawell

July 4, 1943 August 8, 2019
John F. Kenawell
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Obituary for John F. Kenawell

John Franklin Kenawell, age 76, of Ballwin, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Born July 4, 1943 in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Ralph and Anna (Zeek) Kenawell.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Linda (Bayle) Kenawell and their five children, Carolyn A. (Robert) Novak, of Gibsonia, PA; John F. Kenawell II, of Wentzville, MO; Christina L. (Dale) Knott, of Manchester, MO; Jennifer L. (Andrew) Marjamaa, of Columbia, MO; and Lynette M. Vogel, of Union, MO.

John had eleven grandchildren, Robert M. (Elizabeth) Novak, Kimberly Novak, Kindall Kenawell, John Kenawell, III, Anna Knott, Katherine Marjamaa, Elizabeth Knott, Owen Marjamaa, Wyatt Vogel, Benjamin Marjamaa and Charlotte Knott. He was brother of Janet (Bruce) Duraso, James (Sue) Kenawell, eleven half
brothers and sisters and the late Charles and Alice Kenawell.

John was a veteran of the United States Navy. He served as National President of the Catholic Knights of America and as a member of the National Board of Catholic Financial Life. He was a life-long Fraternalist.

John was a dedicated member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manchester, Missouri where he volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister and with the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

He was a dedicated and loving father, grandfather and uncle. He will be greatly missed.

John’s family will welcome friends from 2-6 P.M. on Monday, August 12, 2019 at King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park, PA.

A Blessing service will be held at 6 P.M. on Monday, August 12, at the King Funeral Home, with Rev. Christopher J. Mannerino officiating.

There will also be services at the Jay B. Smith Funeral Home, 777 Oakwood Dr., Fenton, MO 63026. He will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in Missouri.

The family suggests Memorial donations may be sent to St. Vincent De Paul of St. Joseph Church, 567 St. Joseph Lane, Manchester, MO 63021, stjoemanchester.org or Birthright of St. Louis at birthrightstl.org.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with John’s family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Monday

12

Aug

2:00 PM 8/12/2019 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 8/12/2019 6:00:00 PM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Blessing Service

Monday

12

Aug

6:00 PM 8/12/2019 6:00:00 PM - 6:30 PM 8/12/2019 6:30:00 PM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent De Paul of St. Joseph Church

567 St. Joseph Lane
Manchester, MO 63021

Birthright St. Louis

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