Phyllis Kenney

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Phyllis M. Kenney
1927 - 2018
WEST GARDINER - Phyllis M. Kenney, 91, of West Gardiner, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at her home surrounded by her closest loved ones. She was born on May 15, 1927, daughter of Leroy and Lena (Hilliard) Kenney.
Phyllis worked several jobs in her 91 years, retiring from the Kennebec Journal after 30+ years. She was nicknamed "The Paper Lady" and was accompanied by her handicapped son Lorin as she delivered newspapers in the Central Maine area.
Phyllis was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Walter O. Kenney Sr.; three brothers Francis, Leroy Jr. and Leonard Hilliard, a sister Shirley Michaud and her beloved son Lorin D. Kenney.
She is survived by her two daughters, Marion Bowman, Judith Sirois and husband Maurice Sr.; a son Walter O. Kenney Jr.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours at the request of Phyllis. A private graveside burial with immediate family, will take place at a later date.
Arrangements are in the care of Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 53 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner, Maine. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at

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Published in Central Maine on Aug. 1, 2018