When she was 2 years old her parents moved to Ohio where they remained until she was 12 years old when they came to Indiana settling where she died. She was a pioneer of this country, having lived here for 57 years. She was the elder daughter of Jacob* and Rachael Woodruff, the other being the wife of Jerry Kenney. April 8, 1844, she was united in marriage to Charles Kenney who preceded her many years, having died Oct. 30, 1871. She was the mother of six children, five of which survive her. Olive J., wife of George Ragon, died nine years ago leaving a babe, the care of which largely devolved upon his Grandmother. She became converted and joined the Methodist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Baker, since which time she has lived a consistent Christian life. She was a devoted wife and mother and a kind, obliging neighbor and will be missed and mourned by the entire community. She leaves a sister, three daughters, two sons and a large number of friends and neighbors to mourn her departure to that better land. Her funeral took place from the Orchard Grove School house Friday, December 24, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. John Bruce officiating. The remains were laid away to rest beside her husband in the Orchard Grove cemetery, there to rest in quiet slumber through summer's heat and winter's chill, until the morning of the first resurrection when she will come forth in the newness of life to meet and greet her loved ones. We extend to the bereaved ones our sincere sympathy.
* NOTE -- This obituary lists the father of Hannah Woodruff Kenney as Jacob Woodruff. A 1980 Pioneer History column has the name of her sister Phoebe Woodruff (Mrs. Jerry) Kenney's father as James Woodruff. The obituary below, found in the same scrapbook, shows Hannah Kenney's father as James Woodruff:
The funeral services were held at the little school house at Orchard Grove and were conducted by Rev. J. Bruce of Lowell on Thursday, December 23d. Remains were interred in the Orchard Grove cemetery.
Go to Hannah Woodruff Kenney, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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