Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Auctioneer C. Kenneth Kenner, 77, retired from Cincinnati Bell

By Rebecca Goodman
Enquirer staff writer

WILLIAMSTOWN - C. Kenneth Kenner, former member of the Williamstown Board of Education and the Grant County Planning Commission, chairman of the Williamstown Board of Adjustments and announcer for the Grant County Fair horse show for more than 20 years, died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Grant County in Williamstown. He was 77.

Mr. Kenner was a central office supervisor for Cincinnati Bell for more than 40 years before retiring in 1989.

He was a deacon and trustee of Williamstown Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and was on the finance committee.

He was also a World War II Army veteran and an auctioneer for Grant County Real Estate and Auction Co.

Survivors include his wife, Willena Scroggins Kenner; three sons, Rodney Kenner of Florence and Dennis and Douglas Kenner, both of Williamstown; two daughters, Patsy Kenner of Erlanger and Carol Souder of Williamstown; a brother, Keith Kenner of Williamstown; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Elliston-Stanley Funeral Home, 500 North Main Street in Williamstown. The funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Williamstown Cemetery.

Memorials: Williamstown Baptist Church, 214 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097.

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