OBITUARY

Helen Ann McKennon

August 1, 1926March 9, 2018
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Mrs. Helen Ann McKennon, age 91, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. She was born August 1, 1926 in Red Land, South Dakota. Mrs. McKennon was a graduate of St. Luke’s School for Nurses in Duluth, Minnesota and worked as a registered nurse. Over the years, she volunteered countless hours to multiple organizations, including the Loving Hand Ministries in Douglas County. She volunteered with the Family Services during the Vietnam War, receiving many awards for assisting the family members who lost loved ones during combat. She proudly served as a poll worker with the Douglas County Elections, serving at several different precincts. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Eastern Star in Douglasville, as well as Florida and Alabama. Mrs. McKennon was a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph McKennon; her parents, John and Beulah Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane (Leroy) Waara of Jacksonville, Florida and Shirley (R. T.) Toliver of Farmington, New Mexico; and a brother, Jarvis “Darby” Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota.

She is survived by her son, William “Bill” (Connie) McKennon of Douglasville, Georgia; grandchildren, Jason McKennon and Katherine Ford of Smyrna, Georgia, Kathryn McKennon and Travis Beckom of Douglasville, Georgia; great-grandchild, Payton McKennon of Temple, Georgia; sister-in-law, Ruth Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota; nieces, Jonnie (Mike) Daly of Nashwauk, Minnesota, DeeAnn Toliver and Bill McNicholas of Farmington, New Mexico, Sally (Mike) Guentzel of Lake Elmo, Minnesota and Sue (Guy) Haaland of Elbert Lea, Minnesota; as well as numerous other family members.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in memory of Mrs. McKennon to the American Foundation for the Blind, Resource Development, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121, 888-824-2184, www.afb.org

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason McKennon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Travis Beckom, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Marcus Arnold, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Shane Winningham, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caleb Winningham, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

Helen Ann McKennon

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Sue Hasland

March 17, 2018

Dear Cousin Bill, Connie and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. So sorry I couldn’t make it to the funeral to say my good byes to Auntie Helen. She will be missed, but so happy she gets to join loved ones.
Sending love your way!!!
Sue Haaland

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Biography

Mrs. Helen Ann McKennon, age 91, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. She was born August 1, 1926 in Red Land, South Dakota. Mrs. McKennon was a graduate of St. Luke’s School for Nurses in Duluth, Minnesota and worked as a registered nurse. Over the years, she volunteered countless hours to multiple organizations, including the Loving Hand Ministries in Douglas County. She volunteered with the Family Services during the Vietnam War, receiving many awards for assisting the family members who lost loved ones during combat. She proudly served as a poll worker with the Douglas County Elections, serving at several different precincts. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Eastern Star in Douglasville, as well as Florida and Alabama. Mrs. McKennon was a member of the Douglasville First United Methodist Church.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Ralph McKennon; her parents, John and Beulah Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane (Leroy) Waara of Jacksonville, Florida and Shirley (R. T.) Toliver of Farmington, New Mexico; and a brother, Jarvis “Darby” Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota.

She is survived by her son, William “Bill” (Connie) McKennon of Douglasville, Georgia; grandchildren, Jason McKennon and Katherine Ford of Smyrna, Georgia, Kathryn McKennon and Travis Beckom of Douglasville, Georgia; great-grandchild, Payton McKennon of Temple, Georgia; sister-in-law, Ruth Sejnoha of Nashwauk, Minnesota; nieces, Jonnie (Mike) Daly of Nashwauk, Minnesota, DeeAnn Toliver and Bill McNicholas of Farmington, New Mexico, Sally (Mike) Guentzel of Lake Elmo, Minnesota and Sue (Guy) Haaland of Elbert Lea, Minnesota; as well as numerous other family members.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel.

Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in memory of Mrs. McKennon to the American Foundation for the Blind, Resource Development, 2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102, New York, NY 10121, 888-824-2184, www.afb.org

Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246