OBITUARY

Thomas McKenna

May 21, 1938March 19, 2020
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Thomas Wayne McKenna passed away at his home on March 19, 2020. Tom was born on May 21, 1938 to Dean W. McKenna and Florence Wallace McKenna Gallaher. Tom was a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He worked for O’Ames Company Plant Number Two for 38 ½ years. Tom loved to bowl, go to the Amish Country and spend time with his grandmother, Asia Wallace of Coal Run, Ohio. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, JoAnne Riddle McKenna whom he married on December 26, 1961. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Gallaher (Valerie) of Cleveland, Ohio, sister, Jean Ladner of Ohio, Special Aunt Lucy Barton (Ralph) of Coal Run Ohio, several brother and sister in laws and several nieces and nephews. Tom was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister, Margaret McKenna Fluharty and his brothers, Bill Gallaher and Dean W. McKenna, Jr. Tom and JoAnn wanted to thank all his in-laws for helping during his illness, especially Scott and Esther Stalnaker who have been there daily to help him throughout his illness. Many thanks to Amedisys Hospice Nurses for taking such good care of him, especially Greg Michaels, Dr. Stephan Hanna and his staff. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Dornan officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Parkersburg. Visitation will be Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • JoAnne Riddle McKenna, Wife
  • Richard Gallaher (Valerie Gallaher), Brother
  • Jean Ladner, Sister
  • Lucy Barton (Ralph Barton), Special Aunt
  • Dean W. McKenna, Father (deceased)
  • Florence Wallace McKenna Gallaher, Mother (deceased)
  • Margaret McKenna Fluharty, Sister (deceased)
  • Bill Gallaher, Brother (deceased)
  • Dean W. McKenna Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • He also leaves behind several brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews to carry on his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 23, 2020

Memories

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Charles Carothers

March 22, 2020

JoAnne,
So sorry for the hardship Tom and you have experienced recently and now your loss.
Tom's meticulous upkeep of your home has kept your house the pride of the neighborhood.
Let me know if their is anything I can do to help you.

Brenda Schmidt

March 20, 2020

Dear Aunt JoAnne: I am so very sorry. Uncle Tom was our favorite, always called us 'brats' but I know we were his favorites too. We are sure going to miss him. Sending love and prayers.
~Lynn & Brenda Schmidt

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Biography

Thomas Wayne McKenna passed away at his home on March 19, 2020.
Tom was born on May 21, 1938 to Dean W. McKenna and Florence Wallace McKenna Gallaher.
Tom was a military policeman in the U.S. Army. He worked for O’Ames Company Plant Number Two for 38 ½ years.
Tom loved to bowl, go to the Amish Country and spend time with his grandmother, Asia Wallace of Coal Run, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, JoAnne Riddle McKenna whom he married on December 26, 1961.
He is also survived by his brother, Richard Gallaher (Valerie) of Cleveland, Ohio, sister, Jean Ladner of Ohio, Special Aunt Lucy Barton (Ralph) of Coal Run Ohio, several brother and sister in laws and several nieces and nephews.
Tom was proceeded in death by his parents, his sister, Margaret McKenna Fluharty and his brothers, Bill Gallaher and Dean W. McKenna, Jr.
Tom and JoAnn wanted to thank all his in-laws for helping during his illness, especially Scott and Esther Stalnaker who have been there daily to help him throughout his illness.
Many thanks to Amedisys Hospice Nurses for taking such good care of him, especially Greg Michaels, Dr. Stephan Hanna and his staff.
Funeral Services will be Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Dornan officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Parkersburg. Visitation will be Sunday, March 22, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.