Mary Ann Kenney

October 11, 1930August 24, 2020

Mary Ann (Wilhelm) Kenney was born October 11, 1930, to Francis and Ann (O'Gara) Wilhelm. She was a proud graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Agnes. She graduated from the St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1951. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Louis University in 1953. She was the first Head Nurse of the Operating Room at Community East Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. David Kenney, her parents and her brothers, Francis, Jr., John, Lawrence and Philip. She is survived by her brother, James Wilhelm, her children Ann (Tom) Unversaw, Mary Marsh, Sheila (Tim) McNelis, Kathleen (Tim) Malarney, Philip (Colleen) and Vincent (LeAnne) Kenney, 19 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was a dedicated volunteer to Birthline, St. Mary's Child Center, Crossroads, Girl Scouts, St. Matthew Catholic Church and School, St. Paul Hermitage and the Progress House. In lieu of flowers, please send money to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.

Visitation for Mary Ann will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM also at the church. Please be mindful of the limited capacity of the church. The service will be live streamed through Burial at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens will immediately follow mass.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 30, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, August 31, 2020


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Kathy Jones/Lazzara

September 1, 2020

Sorry to miss the Funeral Mass for Mary Ann due to Covid 19.
What a blessing to have known her! She was always so kind and interested in others. I'll never forget her "candy drawer" at the house on Lake Maxinhall.
May she rest in peace and glad she is now in heaven with her husband. I know you all have great memories of her and will keep them in your heart.
Kathy Jones Lazzara

Carol Knych Stephens

August 31, 2020

To the MAK family,
What an exhausting, sad, emotional week... but, what an amazing celebration at Mass for your whole family. Every detail was carefully planned out and executed with grace and love. We Each watched from our homes and called each other crying at the end. It’s so hard to be apart. The 7 priest and Laurel, readers , petitions, offertory, singing, songs selected, the emotional eulogy (at least for Us) strong pall bears. We’re all perfect. The live stream cut out during Father’s homily. We’d like to read his words if he’s willing to share. I’d forgotten she was a Billiken! Our families share so many Similar traditions. .Your parents are bursting in heaven with pride for the incredible family they created. Love and prayers.
Ed Knych
Carol and Greg Stephens
Kathy Dapper
Chris and Pete Ugo

Gigi Shelton

August 31, 2020

Mary Ann was a life saver. She supported people in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. The number of people that were positively impacted through her generosity cannot be counted. Thank you Ossie, for your support and love. Love you always, Gigi.

Chris McCalley

August 30, 2020

She was like my second mom. She was everyone's second mom. Well miss you wonderful lady. Rest in peace.

Carol Knych Stephens

August 28, 2020

To the Kenney Family,
Your mother kept your dad and my dad busy with her errands. They loved helping her as she helped others. I hope you know how much the Kenney family is loved by the Knych Family.
So sorry for your loss May she Rest In Peace.

Teresa Kenney

August 27, 2020

We were heartbroken to hear of Aunt Mary Ann’s passing. Your mother was an amazing woman and we feel fortunate to have had her in our lives.

Aunt Mary Ann was someone who when you were with her, you felt like you were the only one in the room. When you spoke with her, she truly listened. When you hugged her, she really committed—you walked away knowing you had been hugged by a pro. She knew every one of our birthdays and the names of each of our children. She was present. Always. She lived to serve, and she was a force for love.

We send our love to you during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing your mother with us. We couldn’t have asked for a better aunt.

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