Oleta Kennington

Obituary of Oleta Kennington

Oleta Pierce Kennington, age 89, passed away at her home in Pittsburg on Monday morning, April 17. She was born October 17, 1927 in Dallas, Texas to Joe Lorenzo Pierce and Tommie Edgar Pierce. Oleta was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a long time member of the Greer Boulevard Church of Christ in Pittsburg.

Oleta is survived by two sons: Doyce Kennington and wife Jeannine of Pittsburg, and Ois Kennington and wife Deborah also of Pittsburg; a daughter: Carolyn Edwards and husband Richard of Mt. Vernon; 10 grandchildren: Kevin Kennington, Darla Grant, Angie McKinney, Tina Folden, Shawn Kennington, Harold Kennington, Jr., Sarah Faulkner, Scott Edwards, Kim Yandle, and Shanna McGee; 22 great-grandchildren: Shelby Hunt, Hunter Grant, Ryan McKinney, Austin McKinney, Cooper Kennington, Payton Kennington, Chloe Kennington, Max Folden, Emme Folden, Sydney Kennington, Carter Wheat, Cade Wheat, Collin Wheat, Jayden Faulkner, Jeremiah Faulkner, Alyvia Faulkner, Emmaline Faulkner, Kasen Yandel, Cody Yandel, Elizabeth Barton, Chris McGee, and Trevor Shelton.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Joe and Tommie Pierce; her husband: Kermit Kennington; a son: Harold "Dynamite" Kennington; a granddaughter: Stephanie Anne Edwards; her two brothers: Joe Pierce and James Pierce; and her sister: Nelda Moore.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 19, at the funeral home, with Virgil Faires officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. A private family burial will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery.