Deborah A. Kenney

December 19, 2013

Deborah A. (Saczawa) Kenney 63, of Frankfort, IN, was received into the arms of Jesus on December 19, 2013. Born February 9, 1950 in Hammond, IN to Chester and Evelyn (Gruszkos) Saczawa. She married Richard Chris “Dick” Kenney Jr. on July 29, 1984 in Frankfort, IN and he passed away on July 26, 2011. Deborah was a 1968 graduate of Bishop Noll High School in Hammond and received her BA degree in elementary education from Purdue University. She taught at St. Mary’s School in Griffith, Our Lady of Grace in Highland and in Vevay, IN before coming to Frankfort in 1979. While in Frankfort, she taught at Lincoln, Suncrest, Kyger and Blue Ridge Elementary Schools, retiring on June 1, 2012. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, was active in the Sisters of Charity and was a Eucharistic Minister for the home bound. Deborah touched the lives of many students by her caring personality and generosity. She volunteered at the Frankfort Community Public Library where she taught English as a second language. Deborah was known for her homemade cinnamon rolls.

Visitation and Services

Visiting will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home, the Rosary will be said at 4:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Father Chris Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park near the statue of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church.

Survived by:

3 Sisters: Nancy Ann (Robert) Reed of Noblesville, Mary (Dennis) Moynihan of Highland, JoAnn (Thad) McNair of Fishers, Nieces and Nephews: Julie Tropp, Dennis, Connor and Mitchell Moynihan and Maddie and Chloe McNair.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dick. He was her soul mate; they were a match made in heaven and are now together forever.


18 Condolences for “Deborah A. Kenney”

  1. Karhy Laird December 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

    We will miss Debby!!! We loved her!!! She will never be forgotten..
    Scott, Kathy & Mary Laird

  2. Suzi Boyett December 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I am a sorority sister of Debbie’s from Lebanon. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed… I wanted to write and share that my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    ADK, Beta Alpha

  3. Pam Ayers Petrilli December 20, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Debby was a joy to work with. She was always so positive, and she looked for the good in everyone. Debby believed in her students and helped them achieve all they could. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Linda Gibson Benge December 20, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Debby was one of the most kind-hearted, sweet and sincere women I have ever known. I worked with her several years ago and she was always one of the first to pray whenever anyone needed prayer. I can imagine the crowns she is laying at the feet of JESUS! My prayers are with you and your families. Heaven has gained a hardworking saint to carry on; we, left here on earth will miss her.

  5. Tina Heath December 20, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I taught with Debbie at Lincoln and Suncrest. She did so many wonderful things for her students. She was truly a caring teacher. We were in Ladies of Charity together at church. She was a thoughtful person to the elderly of our Parrish. We will all miss her so much. Eternal rest grant unto her.

  6. Mary Moynihan December 20, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I love you my sweet sister. I miss you so much. You are with your angel, Dick. Love, Mary

  7. Karen Kahl December 20, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Cousin Debby you were always so kind and thoughtful growing up, and continued to be with the career you chose in life. We will all miss you sweet lady but I know you are so much happier right now. You will be greatly missed. Love you.

  8. Pat Brumbarger (Promise Home Health Aide) December 21, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I had the honor of meeting Debbie when caring for her husband Dick. I had just spoken to her at St. Marys and had no clue she was ill. I enjoyed getting to know this sweet lady. She is now with Dick and they are together in peace. Bless those that are left. Just know she is happy being with Dick they had such love for each other.

  9. Amy Smith December 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I will miss Debby so much! I worked with her at Kyger and Blue Ridge and she loved her students and the people she worked with. My only comfort in this loss is that she and Dick are together again. Love you, Debby!

  10. Mary Jo Giesler December 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    I taught with Debbie at Lincoln and Suncrest. Debbie had such a heart of gold. I will always remember her smile and sweet spirit. She will be missed.

  11. Kim Weston December 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Debbie was such a sweet lady. I worked with her at Kyger. She was so patient with the little ones. She had a kind smile and a gentle heart, the kids loved that about her. She will be missed

  12. Dr. Steven and Cathleen Branch December 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Debby was one of the kindest and warmest people that we have ever known. Her smile and laughter will stay with us always as fond memories. We were blessed to have known her. Our prayers for her family at this difficult time.

  13. Marge Burris December 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Debbie’s sweet smile and gentle personality will be missed by all who knew her. Marge Burris, ADK sister from Lebanon

  14. Louise Force December 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I’ll miss Debie very much, when I think of her I see her with a smile.

    she was always very kind.
    God bless you Deb.

  15. Jan ONeill (cousin) December 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Debbie, you were such a sweet & caring woman & will be missed. You are now in heaven with your soul mate with a big smile on your face! Forever rest in peace. Love, Jan

  16. Ruth Breclaw December 23, 2013 at 3:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are for all of Debbie’s family and friends. Although I didn’t see her often but when I did she was always cheerful with a beautiful smile making me feel welcome in her life. I’m truly sorry for our loss.

  17. Lorry Owens December 23, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Rest in peace dear cousin. You were always so sweet. You are now reunited with your husband and your Maker. God Bless you and your family.

  18. Ted and Barb Crawford December 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Our deepest condolences go out to Nancy, Mary, and JoAnn and to all of your families. We are so sorry we could not be there for Debby and for you !!!! Debby’s Christmas card was the first one I received this year, as always. She signed it and included Angel Dick on the card. Now she is with him. WoW. I can’t get over that. I will be half-expecting the first Christmas card I receive next year will be from Angels Dick and Debby !!!!! I am recuperating well at home. The surgery went excellently. I am blessed. We would have been there if it was possible at the time. My mom said Debby’s funeral was beautiful. God Bless You All !!!! Love, Ted and Barb

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