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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Barbara S. Kenny

June 22, 1940January 24, 2018
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Barbara Schmidt Kenny passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 77. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chester and Julianne Schmidt. Barbara attended Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Barbara worked as a teacher. She later went on to receive her Master’s in Library Science while in Louisiana.

Barbara was married for 54 years to her beloved husband, Leland F. “Lee” Kenny. She is survived by her husband; her daughter Kathleen K. Cage and her husband James; her son Sean Kenny and wife Laura; and her loving grandchildren: Sara Kenny and Lauren and Natalie Cage. Barbara is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Boehm and husband George and Mary Paule Kalz and husband Mike; as well as numerous other family and friends.

An avid reader, Barbara was able to read in any environment and could easily read an entire book in a day’s sitting. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:00PM at St. Rita Catholic Church (Uptown), 2729 Lowerline Street in New Orleans. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans.

For those so desiring, memorials in honor of Barbara Kenny, memorials may be sent to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road Southwest in Lilburn, Georgia 30047.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

Services

  • Evening Visitation

    Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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January 31, 2018

Catherine Dunn

January 30, 2018

I met Barbara the first day I began teaching at Nitsch. She taught me so much, and we became good friends. As the Nitsch librarian, she knew every book in the library by subject, plot, and book jacket. Her smile and the twinkle in her eyes when she told me about her children and grandchildren will stay with me always. I just imagine she is meeting all of the children's authors right now in heaven who are giving her big hugs of welcome.

Cindy Morse

January 30, 2018

I worked with Barbara for several years at Lusher. She was eager to read to my class of Kindergartners since they asked "very good questions", according to Barbara. She laughed a lot in her work, which made the children relax and enjoy the activities. She will be missed !

Stacy Brock-Stewart

January 29, 2018

Kat and Sean, My heart is still in shock from reading the news of your mother. I enjoyed her when I taught at Nitsch, and who would have thought I would also have the pleasure of working with her daughter. Hugs to you both.

Benita Garcia

January 29, 2018

My prayers are with your family for peace and comfort. I worked with Mrs. Kenny at Nitsch in Houston. I remember her being very kind and always caring with everyone. May you find comfort that she was well loved.

Mary Ellen Petrie

January 29, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. After Barbara retired she often subbed in the school where I worked as a librarian. I was new to the district and Barbara always went out of her way to help me in any way that she could. She would stop and check on me whenever she had a free minute and I loved sharing librarian talk with her.

Sharalyn Carden

January 28, 2018

Wishing you peace in this time of sorrow. I worked with Mrs. Kenny at Nitsch Elementary. She was not be forgotten.

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