November 17, 2021
Melanie A. Kenney, 54, of Gaza, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Funeral service was Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Primghar Church of Christ with interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar, Iowa.
Melanie Ann Eeten was born Nov. 7, 1967 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, daughter of Orville and Darlene (Johnson) Eeten. She graduated from Central Lyon High School in 1986. She began her employment at Tyson Foods.
On Sept. 16, 1995, she married Paul Kenney. They lived in Middleburg, Iowa, Granville, Iowa, and, for the last 26 years, in Gaza. She was employed at Old Masters in Orange City, Iowa, in the shipping and receiving department before ill health forced her retirement.
Survivors include her husband; children, Alyssa Kenney, Shari Kenney, Will Kenney and Laci Kenney, all of Gaza; her mother of Rock Rapids; her sisters and brother, Pam Kaiser of Houston, Texas, Alan Eeten of Rock Rapids and Vicki Helle of Luverne, Minnesota, also other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and a brother-in-law, Byron Kaiser.