Carolyn Sue Kenney

February 03, 1943 ‒ October 16, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving wife, mother and grandmother, Carolyn Sue (Higgins) Kenney, age 76, of Sunbury.  Carolyn was born on February 3, 1943 in Sunbury to the late Arthur and Catherine (Davis) Higgins.  She was a 1961 graduate of Northridge High School where she met and later married her sweetheart, Allen.  A caring and compassionate heart to all, especially children, she was a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and Bible Bowl coach for many years.  She was a member of the Sunbury Christian Church.  Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Allen Kenney; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Ishler of Sunbury and their daughters, Brandi (Matt) General of Zionsville, IN and Traci Ishler of Sunbury; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Lori Kenney of Pickerington and their sons, Luke, Isac and Joel Kenney all of Pickerington.  Friends may call from 5 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury where Funeral Service will be held at 2 pm on Monday.  Private Family Interment.  Pastor Dave Cahoon officiating.  In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215 in Carolyn’s memory. The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kenney family.  Please visit to share a memory or condolence with Carolyn’s family.

  • My heart is so sad…I was just thinking of all of you recently.
    Love & prayers for God’s comfort and peace during this hardest of trials.
    Janet (Barnes) Jones

  • Allen, kimmie and family my heart is breaking in the loss of sweet carolyn. I thank God that you allowed me to be a part of her life. I will treasure forever our pajama party. We had such a great fun time like a couple of teenagers. Her sweet smile helped me through my sad days. And of course frankie loved her. So many wonderful times we had. I am praying for strength and peace for you all. Rest in peace my sweet “twin” until I see you again

  • Thinking of all of you in this difficult time. Praying that you find comfort knowing that she is now with her heavenly father.

  • Allen, it is with sorrow that I express my condolences to you and your children and their families on the passing of Carolyn. I will never forget her smile and laugh.

    I know that your family at First Christian Church love you and are lifting you up in prayer. Only our Heavenly Father can give us the peace and comfort in times like this.

    Find comfort in knowing that she is now in her heavenly home.

    May the Good Lord bless you and guide you.

    In Christian Love
    George Mendez

  • Kenny: It is with a heavy sadness in our hearts, that you have lost your Beautiful wife Carolyn. We sure did love her at First Christian, and you Kenny, was a great Christian worker. You, and your Family are in our Prayers. Hope to see you again, Kenny, Jim and Vi Williams.

  • Al, Kim, Dave and family, We just want you to know we are so sorry on your loss of sweet Carolyn! We have kept you guys in our prayers. Try to hold on to and treasure all of your wonderful memories. We love you guys!! May God continue to bless you and hold you in His hands through this difficult time!

  • I have many fond memories of Carolyn during the years we attended Sunbury Christian Church together. I will miss her warm smile and friendly manner. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • We send prayers of comfort to all of you. All the good memories you have are what will sustain you in coming days. God has blessed you with this fine lady.

  • Praying for Allen and the family as they celebrate the beautiful life of Carolyn. Your First Christian family will be lifting you up in prayer today and tomorrow as family and friends gather and in the coming days and weeks as you allow memories to flood your hearts with love.

  • Allen,Kim and family…we were do sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. She was a grand lady with a gentle Spirit, hugs and smiles for everyone. Gene and I are lifting you all in prayers 🙏💌💕

  • Alan I always lover to see your andCarolyn ‘s face. You guys were always so uplifting to me. Please accept our deepest sympathy in loss of your wife. She will always be in my heart💕Love David and Linda May

  • Allen and family,
    Bette and I send our condolences. Your family has served the Big Walnut community so very well. Bette is currently hospitalized or we would be there on Sunday. God be with you.

  • Carolyn was such a sweet person. She will be missed and remembered here at First Christian Church in Bradenton, Fl. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Kenney family. May The Prince of Peace bring you all peace and comfort during your time of loss.
    Dan Smith
    First Christian Church

  • Allen, Kim & Mark and families:
    I haven’t seen Carolyn in years, but I have never forgotten her kindness and patience with all the youth at New Bethel! We had some crazy times and she and our parents put up with so much! Sending prayers and hugs to you all! My deepest sympathies to all who knew and loved Carolyn. She is with her Heavenly Father now! Rest in Peace😥❤️