Donna L. Kenward

By Orleans Hub Posted 25 August 2022 at 11:46 am

Donna L. Kenward, 83, of Basom, passed away on Aug. 23, 2022 at her home. She was born in Batavia on July 23, 1939 to Carroll and Frances (Rowe) DeWitt. In addition to her parents and husband, Donna is predeceased by an infant brother, Carroll Jr.; and brother, Larry (Marie) DeWitt.

Donna was a 1956 graduate of Oakfield-Alabama Central School, a 1971 graduate of Genesee Community College and a 1984 graduate of SUNY Brockport. She married Robert A. Kenward on July 8, 1958. He preceded her on May 27, 1985.

Donna was a Secretary at Genesee Community College for 28 years. She enjoyed concerts, dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Scott) Burns; granddaughters, Jennifer Burns and Kathleen (Bruce) Gerould; great-grandchildren, Taylor (Brittany) Burns, Lillian, Douglas and Genevieve Gerould; and her great-great granddaughter, Bethany Burns; sister-in-law, Elaine Cichocki; along with many nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend an 11 a.m. Graveside Service on Fri., Aug. 26, 2022, at the Alabama Cemetery, Route 63, Basom, where Donna will be laid to rest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alabama-Basom United Methodist Church, 1392 Lewiston Rd., Basom, NY 14013; or the Alabama Fire Department, PO Box 798 in Basom.

For more information, please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence, please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 W. Main St., Batavia, NY 14020.