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Barbara Jean Kenley, 80, of Dry Fork Road, Rocky Gap, VA, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at her home.
Born on April 30, 1937 in McComas, she was a daughter of the late Theodore R. and Thelma Gay Eller. She had been a resident of Rocky Gap for 36 years and was a retired bus driver for Tazewell County Schools. She had a passionate love for animals.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Tollefson, a brother, Bill Day, and a son in law, Timothy Barker.
Survivors include her: Husband: Jerry Kenley of the home, Sons: Ted (Anita) Jones of Bluefield, VA, Scott (Anita) Jones of Radford, VA, Daughter: Terri Barker (Steve Beaty) of Rocky Gap, VA, 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, Stepsons: Bobby (Cherie) Kenley and Michael (Kathy) Kenley, Stepdaughter: Myra Johnson, 8 step-grandchildren ,7 step-great grandchildren.
The family also wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to Legacy Hospice and FMC of the Two Virginias.
Memorial services will be conducted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Minister Bart Wynegar officiating.
Friends may call prior to services on Thursday, from 1:00-2:00 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com. Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.
Published on March 7, 2018
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