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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Obituary: Zelma D. 'Aunt Z' Kenton

  • Zelma D. “Aunt Z” Kenton, 54, of McPherson, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at McPherson Hospital.
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  • Zelma D. "Aunt Z" Kenton, 54, of McPherson, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at McPherson Hospital. She had been a McPherson resident since 1981, formerly of Canton. Zelma was employed as an aseptic service worker at Hospira in McPherson for the past 31 years.
    She was born on Nov. 20, 1957, in McPherson, the daughter of Eugene C. and Mary L. (Stansel) Kenton. She graduated from Canton-Galva High School in 1976.
    Survivors include: her mother, Mary L. Kenton of the home; sisters, Sheryl Railsback (Gene) of McPherson, and Marsha Rageth of McPherson; brothers, Stan Kenton of McPherson, and Winston Kenton (Sally) of Wichita; nieces and nephews, Gina McGowan (Shawn) of Ellsworth; Juli St. Peter (Scott) of McPherson, Dustin Rageth (Quinlan) of McPherson, Drew Rageth of McPherson, Megan Smith (Clint) of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Shawna Kenton of Hutchinson, Miranda Kenton of McPherson, Beau Kilgariff of Wichita, Chase Kenton (Krystle) of Valley Center, and Kree Kenton and fiancé, Emmanuel Peña, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and many great nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Eugene, and an infant brother, Clarence.
    The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
    Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Healthcare Foundation or American Cancer Society — Relay for Life in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.

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