Betty J. Kenyon of Plainwell, Michigan, died Monday, April 23, 2007 at her home. Mrs. Kenyon was born December 31, 1930, in Plainwell to Lyle and Gladys (Null) McKibbin and was a lifelong resident of the area. Betty was a graduate of Otsego High School. For 40 years she was employed with Plainwell Paper Co., retiring in 1992. On August 25, 1956, in Otsego she married Alanson ‘Al’ Kenyon and they had celebrated 50 years of marriage. Surviving in addition to her husband are a daughter, Jackie (Dave) Dutton of Otsego; a step-son, Al (Karen) Kenyon of Delton; a son-in-law, Joe Santos of Kalamazoo; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister, George McKibbin of Kalamazoo, Becky (Jessie) Saucedo of California and Jim McKibbin of Detroit; many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Sally (Rex) Girling and Bonnie Santos; and four sisters, Ruth Ann Soloman, Lila DeKilder, Bonnie Clark and Ida Bell Roberts. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First Congregational Church of Otsego, Rev. Mark Minegar officiating. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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