Obituary for Dana Arlene (Gooch) Kenyon
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Dana Arlene (Gooch) Kenyon

December 2, 1926 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 91)


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Dana Arlene Gooch Kenyon

December 2, 1926 - December 22, 2017

Dana Arlene Gooch Kenyon, 91, passed away at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA, on Friday, December 22, 2017. Daughter of C. Jay and H. Beryl Arnett Gooch, she was born on Ford Hill, Allegany Township, and graduated from Coudersport High School in 1944. She married Leonard Kenyon on August 11, 1945, they shared over 50 years of marriage together. For many years Dana and Leonard owned and operated Jersey Hill Farms, a dairy farm with registered Jersey cattle. Since 1997, their son Kent has continued the dairy business.

An active life-long member of Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, she supported her husband by being very involved in dairy farming duties. She also kept very accurate, detailed records of her family’s genealogy over the years and served on the school board, Coudersport Area School District, for four years. She loved outdoor flower and vegetable gardening and cultivated several plants inside her home. She also was very fond of decorating with all kinds of butterflies. Most of all, she loved her family and always kept up with what was going on in their lives. Her home was filled with photos of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents C. Jay and H. Beryl Gooch, son Kurtis Lee, her husband Leonard (1997), her sister Marie Snyder (2006) and brothers Everett (2007) and Lester (1988) Gooch. She is survived by her sister, Wanda Metzger of Lemoyne, PA; her four sons Keith (Janice) of St. Joseph, Michigan; Karl (Franny) of Springboro, PA; Kevin (Sandra) and Kent (Kathy) Kenyon of Coudersport. Dana leaves seven grandchildren: Rebecca, Josiah, Jared, Jameson Kenyon of Coudersport; Mike (Gail) Kenyon of Conneaut, Ohio; Nicholas (Meredith) Kenyon, Sherman, NY; Heather (Steve) Pettis, Albion, PA; eight great grandchildren: Jonathan, Ben, Anna Kenyon of Conneaut, OH; Parker, Aurora, Natalie Kenyon of Sherman, NY, and Harper and Everett Pettis of Albion, PA.

Calling hours and celebration of her life will be held at Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, 13 E. Carley Road, Coudersport, PA 16915, Friday, December 29, 2017. Calling hours are noon to 2pm. Celebration of her life will be at 2pm. Pastor Carl Greene will be officiating. The service for interment at Woodland Cemetery, Hebron Township, will also be held at the church. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Dana Kenyon’s name to Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, 13 E. Carley Road, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Local arrangements entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church
13 E. Carley Road, Coudersport PA 16915



 Service Information

Calling Hours
Friday
December 29, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church
13 E. Carley Road
Coudersport, PA 16915

Celebration of Life
Friday
December 29, 2017

2:00 PM
Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church
13 E. Carley Road
Coudersport, PA 16915


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