Almeda ‘Meda’ R. Kenyon

Almeda “Meda” R. Kenyon, 85, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare.

Born May 20, 1928, in Detroit, MI, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Almeda Bennett Monfils.

Meda worked at the Palace Diner in Gloversville for over 32 years and always put a smile on her customer’s faces. She loved her family, her pets and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Meda also enjoyed bowling and ceramics.

Survivors include her son, Mark Kenyon (Carol) of Guilderland; two daughters, Sandra Frank and Kathryn Bovee (Andrew Snyder), both of Gloversville; brother, Clifford Monfils (Helen) of Mayfield; son-in-law, Tony Polenski (Rose) of Gloversville; six grandchildren, Tammy Walker (Paul) of Waterford, MI, John Rose (Marie), Kelly Rose, Traci Polenski (Rodger Smith), Brad and Ryan Kenyon. Meda is also survived by five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Clyde S. Kenyon Jr.; daughter, Victoria Polenski; grandson, Christopher Polenski; and granddaughter, Tiffany Gosselin.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Meda’s memory to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.

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