October 15, 1944 – November 23, 2021
Carol Kenny, aged 77, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at home surrounded by loved ones after a lengthy illness. She was born Carol Kenny Loker in Baltimore, Maryland in 1944. She is daughter of the late Catherine Kenny Loker and F. Ford Loker, MD of Leonardtown, Maryland. Carol grew up in Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland, College Park. She received a masters from Duke University. Carol was an educator at heart and was a well-loved elementary school teacher and reading specialist for both adults and children in Morganton, NC. She eventually ended up in Greensboro working in instructional design. Carol later became an entrepreneur and built her own highly successful corporate training company, Learning at Work. She loved to make a home, to decorate, and to entertain friends and family. She had extraordinary skills, including quilting, knitting, needlework and sewing, and she excelled in the kitchen. She was a fearless cook and perfected complicated and challenging recipes, including the Southern Maryland stuffed ham. She loved to bake and was always begged to make her famous homemade yeast rolls and her chocolate “Clark Gable” cake. An avid reader, she usually had a book in hand. She loved to write. In retirement she fulfilled her dream of being a full-time fiction writer with the completion of her first novel. Carol was an open-minded intellectual, and she cared about civil rights, social justice, and peace. She worked for various political causes throughout her life, including the Equal Rights Amendment. Mostly she cared about her family and enjoyed nothing more than family time together. She is survived by the love of her life, her husband of 31 years, David Rosenstein. She is also survived by her children, Margee Shore of Greensboro, Amy Keith (Julian), and Ford Wright of Wilmington, her stepchildren Debbie Wood (Reid) of Huntersville and Steven Rosenstein (Crystal) of San Diego, CA. She adored her seven grandchildren: Gabriel, Amelia, Daniel, Carlisle, Leah, Rebeca, and Olivia. She is also survived by her sisters Karen Stott and Susan Rosen of Baltimore, her sister Mary Casey of Chicago, and her brothers Ford Loker, Jr. and Michael Loker of Baltimore. Carol suffered from Frontotemporal Dementia, which caused a tragic, slow decline in her thinking, language, and behavior. However, her enormous heart and loving, sweet spirit remained to the end. She was blessed to stay at home through her illness with the indefatigable love and support of her husband. The family wishes to express gratitude to AuthoraCare Hospice and the amazing caregivers who gave Carol the best possible care. Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021, with a prayer service starting at 2:00 p.m., at Hanes Lineberry N. Elm Chapel in Greensboro, NC. A Memorial Mass will be held and interment will follow at Our Lady’s Church in Medley’s Neck, MD, at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.theaftd.org). Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm
- F. Ford Loker, MD & Catherine Kenny Loker, Parents (deceased)
- David Rosenstein, Husband of 31 years
- Margee Shore, Daughter
- Amy & Julian Keith, Daughter & Son-in-law
- Ford Wright, Son
- Debbie Wood & husband Reid, Step-daughter & husband
- Steven Rosenstein & wife Crystal, Step-son & wife
- Gabriel, Amelia, Daniel, Carlisle, Leah, Rebeca and Olivia, Grandchildren
- Karen Stott, Susan Rosen and Mary Casey, Sisters
- Ford Loker, Jr & Michael Loker, Brothers
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Sunday, November 28, 2021
November 28, 2021
I first met Carol at Randy's Quilt Shop. We quickly learned that we shared two things, the same last name (no relation) and a love of quilting. I was teaching at Randy's and Carol took some classes from me. I also lived on Round Hill at the time, so we were neighbors too. I am sorry to hear of Carol's passing, In the short time we shared, I quickly learned that Carol was bright, creative, and had a mind of her own. She had plenty of skill at her sewing machine and didn't need a lot of instruction. I enjoyed having her in class. My condolences to your family and I will keep Carol in my prayers.
November 28, 2021
Ahhhh, so many wonderful memories of Carol, where do I begin? Working together at AMEX; then as independent Consultants, partnering to create exceptional training programs in both scenarios. My, how much fun it was working with Carol. Her creative energy was contagious!
And oh what wonderful memories Jim and I have of our trip to Hawaii with Carol and Dave in 2003! Carol attended a writing course while the rest of us played on the island. Later, of course, Carol published "Whispers from St. Mary's Well" a lifelong dream to publish the story she always knew was inside.
November 27, 2021
We worked with Carol many years ago when she had turned her talents to instructional design in the corporate world. The memory that emerged any time I heard her name in all the years since then, is a combination of her beautiful smile and her joyful laugh. You read descriptors of individuals who can "light up a room" - being around Carol would help you understand what is meant by that phrase. Our thoughts are with her family and with her on this next phase of her journey.
Lindy & Bruce Williams
November 24, 2021
The world will miss Carol as I know you all do! It seems like only yesterday that I thrilled to be a guest at your backyard wedding on Courtney Lane. It was such an intimate Catholic/Jewish ceremony under the chuppah to celebrate your love and future life together.
Cherishing the sweet memories and holding you in the light! denny and lou