Carolyn Bradford Kenyon, 85, of Sparta, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse. She was born on November 10, 1934 in Sumter, SC to William and Carrie (Cain) Bradford. She grew up in Sumter and graduated from Sumter High School.
Carolyn married Keith Kenyon on August 29, 1952 in Sumter. After his time in the service was over, they moved back to Sparta. Carolyn was a stay at home mom. She volunteered at Morrow Memorial Home and St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary. She was a voting poll worker and treasurer of Sparta United Methodist Church. She was a Worthy Matron of the Order of The Eastern Star. She enjoyed her fishing trips to Canada and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Keith “Skeeter” (Mona) Kenyon, Steve (Toni) Kenyon, Charles (Linda) Kenyon, and Gregg (Teri) Kenyon all of Sparta; her 10 grandchildren, Dustin (Catrina) Kenyon of Sullivan, WI, Cyndy (Paul DiPietro) Kenyon of Cham, Switzerland, Drew (May Truong) Kenyon of Sun Prairie, WI, Ben (Emily McMahon) Kenyon of Oconomowoc, WI, Chad (Rachel) Kenyon of Cincinnati, IA, Mandy (Greg) Novak of Sparta, Jamie (Steve) Plesha of Duluth, MN, Cody Kenyon, Myah Kenyon, and Seth Kenyon all of Sparta; seven great grandchildren, Max, Lucca, Mila, Yihan, Minha, Carson, and Violet; sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Rose of Tomah and Salley Bradford of Burlington, NC; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Cornelia (Nelia) Rose; her brother, William Bradford Jr.; her husband, Keith on September 7, 2019; and brothers-in-law, John Rose and Russell Rose.
The family would like to thank the Pallative Care Unit at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse for the excellent care they provided.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at United Methodist Church, Sparta, with Reverend Loretta Waughtal officiating. Burial will be in Mt Hope Cemetery, Sparta. A luncheon will follow at Jake’s Northwoods.
Family and friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home with an Eastern Star service at 4 p.m. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church. Memorials may be directed to United Methodist Church, Sparta.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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