Jeanne Elizabeth Kenney Green , 91, departed this earth on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Fredericksburg.
Born April 23, 1922 in the Fairview section of, Camden County, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Vernus (McLaughlin) Kenney and Leslie H. Kenney. She grew up in and around the area of Collingswood, NJ and graduated from Camden High School in 1940. After graduation, she attended the New Jersey State Teachers College in Glassboro, NJ (now Rowan University) were she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 1944. She taught elementary education at the old Westmont School #1 in Haddon Township for several years.
Jeanne leaves behind her husband of 68 years, George H. Green; her sister, Norma A. Kenney Troendle, widow of Herbert, of Atco, NJ.; her two children and their extended families; Jeffrey D. Green and his wife Irene of Felton, DE and Andrea L. Green McDanald and her husband James of Fredericksburg; eight grandchildren: Bryan J. Green and wife Christina, Jason C. Green, Douglas H. Green and wife Sarah, Scott H. Green, Jennifer L. McDanald Taylor and fiance Brian McColgan, Julie A. McDanald Rogers and husband Edward, James B. McDanald and Jenna, Jessica L. (McDanald) Chinchilla and husband Ricardo; 11 great-grandchildren: Jordan Green, Nicholas Green, Jonathan Green, Allison Green, Alaina Taylor, Alexia Taylor, Lilliana Heflin, Mason Rogers, Chloe McDanald, Andrea Chinchilla and Ricardo Chinchilla, Jr.; nephew Richard Troendle and wife Sherie of Atco, NJ, grand-nephews Christian and Adam Troendle, grand-niece’s Amy Troendle, and Kelly Troendle (the daughter of her late nephew Leslie Troendle) and all of their children, and the children of her late brother-in-law Robert Green and his marriage to the late Judith Smith Hall, nieces Barbara Hall Flack and her husband Douglas, Judith Hall and nephew Edward Hall and his wife Elisabeth von Trapp.
She married George H. Green, also of Collingswood, on January 5, 1946 and in 1950, they relocated to the Washington, DC area. Jeanne and George were active members of the Lanham Methodist Church and Trinity Moravian Church where they made many lifelong friends through their activities in the church choirs and other church related functions. They moved to the Fredericksburg area in 1990 and became active members of the Tabernacle United Methodist Church on Old Plank Road.
Jeanne and George became active in camping during the summer of 1959 and spent several summers camping in various locations across the country. In the mid 1970’s they began spending their summers at the Vicki-Lin Camping Area in Bridgton, Maine, where they made many dear friends. They continued to camp there until 2003 when they retired from camping.
In September of 1985 they had the pleasure of experiencing the trip of a lifetime when they visited Great Britain and saw many historical sites as they toured the cities and countryside of Scotland and England.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Mary Washington Hospital for the excellent care and comfort they provided for Jeanne in her final days and hours.
A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Tabernacle United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Memorial Park.