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Mrs. Kathryn Eileen McGovern Menhennett

Obituary for Mrs. Kathryn Eileen McGovern Menhennett

July 14, 1939 - December 17, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 78


Kathryn Eileen M. Menhennett
Easley, SC

Kathryn Eileen McGovern Menhennett, 78, of Easley, SC formerly of West Winfield, NY passedon December 17, 2017. Born in Schenectady, NY, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Cecilia Crowley McGovern.

Eileen attended St. Peter's Academy in Saratoga Springs, NY. She continued her education at SUNY Delhi and graduated in 1960 with a degree in Business Technology. She used her degree to eventually retire from Bank of America in Utica, NY.

Eileen and James started their journey of marriage together on October 20th,1962. As a military family, Eileen and Jim raised their four daughters in NY, Florida, and Maryland. As a mother and a 4-H leader, Eileen shared her knowledge of sewing, gardening, and cooking with many youths. She was also a member of the Millers Mills Grange. She spent her later years attending her grandchildren's events, cooking their favorite desserts for them and loving them with her big caring heart.

Eileen enjoyed spending time with her close group of friends affectionately referred to as "The Crazies." Together they would embark on trips to local destinations in a converted school bus.Their group shared endless hours of laughter and good times. Eileen will be remembered most for her quick wit and her smiling Irish eyes.

Eileen is survived by her loving husband, James; their four daughters, Michelle (Bill) Senif of Cooperstown, NY, Patti Menhennett of Piedmont, SC, Margaret (Don) Klaver of Henrietta, NY,and Karen (Brock) Christ of Powdersville, SC; her grandchildren, Daniel and Emily Senif,Joshua, Caleb, and Hannah Klaver, and Patrick and Katie Christ. She is also survived by cousins Susan Walsh Huxtable of Millers Mills, NY and Michael Walsh of Salisbury, MD, whom she shared many adventures with while growing up.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:15pm on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 at The Church of St. Luke, 4408 Hwy 86, Easley, SC. The family will receive friends from 11am - 12pm at the church. She will be interred at M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson, SC following the mass.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local Humane Society or to a volunteer Fire/EMS Department in Eileen's memory.

The family is at the home.

Condolences may be expressed online at or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown Easley, which is assisting the family.

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  • In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local Humane Society or to a volunteer Fire/EMS Department in Eileen's memory.

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305 West Main Street
Easley, SC 29640
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