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Eleanor George Kenney

October 31, 1923 — August 22, 2023

Graniteville, SC

Eleanor George Kenney, 99, of Graniteville, SC passed away peacefully on August 22, 2023 at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Born October 31, l923, she was the daughter of Jason V. and Pearl Rickenbaker George.

Eleanor graduated from Aiken High School and a business college in Augusta before working at Riverside Mills. She later began a long career in the Maintenance Department of Graniteville Company, where she worked until she retired. After retirement, she helped keep her granddaughter and loved to travel and see new places with her husband, and after his passing, she traveled to many places with her sister-in-law, Linabel K. Thomas.
 
In 1943, she married the love of her life, Charles McLeod (Mack) Kenney.  They were together for fifty-three wonderful years until his passing. 
 
Their first years were spent in Vero Beach, Florida while Mack served in the Navy in World War II. Later, they moved back to Graniteville, South Carolina.
 
A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and kind-hearted neighbor and friend, Eleanor was a faithful member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville.  There she served on numerous committees and was involved in various activities and sang in the choir for fifty years.
 
She was an avid gardener and her house was surrounded by a colorful selection of her favorite flowers, some of which bloomed every season and were displayed in church. 
 

Eleanor was of a true southern lady and will be sorely missed by the many lives that she touched in her family and her community. 

 
Eleanor was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Mack, and son, Charles McLeod Kenney, Jr.,  as well as her brother, Jason V. “Jack” George, Jr. and sisters: Catherine George Guyton and Betty George Foreman.
 
Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Kenney, her granddaughter, Lauren Kenney Eidson (Jason), her great-grandson, Charles Kirby, and cousin, Emogene Dufford, who was raised like a sister.
 
A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, August 28th at 11:00 am at St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville. Visitation will be held at 10:00 am until the time of the service in the church. Officiating the service will be pastors: Kendell Healy, Alan Quarles, and Rod Elliott. The interment will immediately follow the service at the historic Graniteville Cemetery. 
 
Pall bearers will be nephews:  Alan Foreman, Ashley Foreman, Jim Thomas, Tim Thomas, Billy Kenney, Daniel Guyton, and honorary pall bearers: Lewis Foreman, Gene O. Wilson, Jr., and Gene O. Wilson, III

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be sent to St. John United Methodist Church, P O Box 38, Graniteville, South Carolina, 29829 or ACTS, 340 Park Ave SW, Aiken, SC 29801.
 
Napier Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements. You may visit the online guestbook at www.napierfh.com
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