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Stephen  Jenney  

Stephen Jenney

September 25, 1927 – August 4, 2014

Stephen Jenney, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 4, 2014.

Born in Boston, MA on September 25, 1927, Mr. Jenney was the son of the late Paul G. Jenney and Rebecca True Jenney. He resided in Brookline and Scituate, MA until he was called to service with the US Army. He proudly served his country in the Korean War from 1946 until 1947. Mr. Jenney attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, spent an academic year at Bristol University, U.K. and would later attend the University of Delaware, where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1978. In 1951, he married the love of his life, Barbara Pratt Maynard and settled in Newark in 1954. Mr. Jenney was employed by the Chrysler Corporation and the Continental Diamond Fibre and Budd Company in Newark. He would eventually take a position with Newark Farm and Home Supply and retired in 1985.

Mr. Jenney was a longtime and active member of the Newark United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Chancel Choir and served on the Board of Trustees, the Altar Guild and the Worship Task Team. He was also a lay member from the church to the Peninsula/Delaware Annual Conference for many years. An avid music lover, he was a member of the Capella Club of Wilmington, the University of Delaware Choral Union and Concer Choir, Musica Viva and NewArk Chorale. Above all else, he was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara in 1964. Mr. Jenney is survived by his daughter, Amy J. Dill (Albert) of Camden; brother, Donald Jenney of Sweden; and sister, Evelyn Eaton of Foster City, CA.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, August 28, 2014 at the Newark United Methodist Church, 69 E. Main Street, Newark, Delaware, where a visitation will held from 10:30 am until 11 am in the church sanctuary. Interment will follow in the Head of Christiana Cemetery, Nottingham Road, Newark, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newark United Methodist Church at the address listed above.

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  1. Donald&Phyllis Muyskens, August 21, 2014

    We share in your loss. As a member of the choir
    We will miss him greatly.
    You have our sincere sympathy.


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