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Kenyon, Leon -

Plainwell - Leon passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in his Plainwell home. Leon was born on April 6, 1921. He graduated from Plainwell High School with the class of 1940. After graduation, he enrolled in the Army, and it was not long after meeting Juanita that he was called off to war. Leon came home on furlough, and on September 14, 1945, wedding bells rang at the Congregational Church in Otsego.
They welcomed two children into their lives, Susan and Sally. He and Juanita were very loving parents, and the family celebrated many happy times together.
Leon worked as a lineman for Michigan Bell for over 40 years. He was the president of the Plainwell Chamber of Commerce, served on the City of Plainwell Council, and was also a member of Michigan Jaycees. He is survived by his two daughters: Susan (Hassan) Kaakani, of MN and Sally (Steve) Laws, of Otsego; one granddaughter: Ashley Oglesbee, of GA; adopted son: Shaun (Alan) Frederick, of NC; sister: Shirley Van Buskirk, of Portage; brother-in-law: Bob Arehart, of Plainwell; sister-in-law: Joyce Rex, of Otsego. A special thanks to Stacie Sutherland, our family's caregiver, who is more of a member of the family.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; siblings: Al Kenyon, Eva June Arehart, and Marshall Kenyon.
The funeral has already taken place.
Those who wish may make contributions to the Wings of Hope Hospice and/or Wings Home.