Leatrice Ann Kenton

Leatrice Ann Kenton

November 29, 1933 - August 17, 2015

Leatrice Ann Kenton

November 29, 1933 - August 17, 2015


Leatrice Ann Kenton (known as Letty by most) passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday, August 17, 2015 in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Letty was born on November 29, 1933 to Marie Antoinette (Meme) Loverde and Lawrence Loverde in Urbana, Ohio. She always spoke of her Ohio years with a sparkle in her eye, and even when other memories had slipped away, her 31 years spent in Ohio were always sharp as a tack. On the day she passed, she had reminisced happily on all the sewing she used to do with her mother.

Letty attended Ohio State University and later went on to work as research scientist. She was married to Peter Kenton in 1956, after the two had grown up together in Urbana. They knew each other since birth, and shared 48 years of marriage together before his passing in 2004.

Throughout her life, Letty was an avid reader. She was seldom without her coffee in hand and her nose in a book. If she wasn’t reading, you could likely find her knitting an afghan or whipping up something crafty. In her retirement, she enjoyed having her grandkids over to the house where she’d never hesitate to get down on the floor and play along with them. She loved taking walks down to the store, watching games of wiffle ball in the front yard, and sharing stories with the family.

She is survived by her four children: Kimberly Nolte (Timothy Nolte), Kristen Kenton (Mark Hurd), Kyle Kenton, and Kirk Kenton (Denise Kenton) – or “KIMKRISKYLEKIRK!!” as she lovingly referred to the group of them. She is also survived by her two sisters, Laurie Cranston and Luci Flaharty, in addition to her four grandchildren: Lauren Nolte, Lindsay Nolte, Isabella Kenton, and Andrew Kenton. She was predeceased by husband Peter Kenton.

There will be a celebration of Letty’s life at Kim & Tim’s home on Saturday, August 22, starting at 4pm.

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1 responses to Leatrice Ann Kenton

  1. Becky Kenton says:

    There are so many memories that it’s hard to come up with just one. I remember her at the Christmas parties at Nana’s (Grandma Kenton) on South Main. I remember babysitting with Kim, Kris and Kyle one whole summer. I just remember I loved hanging out with my cool Aunt Letty.

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