WEST PARIS — Thelma F. “Ted” Kenney, 98, of Mexico, died Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Ledgeview Living Center, West Paris.

She was born in Mexico, April 16, 1912, the daughter of Samuel and Bessie (Richardson) McCray and graduated from Mexico High School, Class of 1930.

She worked at Oxford Paper Co., Ethyl Corporation and Boise Cascade for over 38 years until retirement from the finishing room..

Thelma was a home person who loved sports, loved to read, going to garage sales and rides in the country. She was a special person and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a valued companion for her children and grandchildren, especially Dean and David Smith who took her on “toots” in the afternoon. She was married to James William “Bill” Kenney who predeceased her in 1954.

She is survived by three children, James Kenney and wife, Evelyn, of Upton, Sally Clark and husband, Doug, of Dixfield and Joyce Smith and husband, Alfred, of Mexico; a sister-in-law, Rena McCray of Rumford; nieces, Louise McCray Zollo of Rumford and Jo-Hannah Richardson of Dixfield; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Anne Dawson and Esther Rideout.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; her brother, Lawrence “Tony” McCray; her sister, Barbara Zinck; two grandchildren, Kim Clark and Darren Smith; and a niece, Linda McCray Marr.

Friends are invited to sign the guest book and share memories online at www.meaderandson.com.

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