Elizabeth Kenyon, 94

| 27 Feb 2024 | 11:04

Elizabeth “Betty” (Stackhouse) Kenyon died on February 24, 2024. Betty was born in 1929 in Maple Shade, NJ, the third of three children born to Joseph and Olive Stackhouse. She had attended Philadelphia College of the Bible and remained highly devoted to the church throughout her life. Betty was especially proud of having worked for over 20 years at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, with her career there having culminated as assistant to the vice president of the university. Betty actively volunteered throughout her life and while she was respected for her many skill sets, she was even more respected for her kindness. Betty’s many talents included watercolor and oil painting, drawing, music, and gardening.

Betty had married the Rev. Doctor Lloyd Kenyon Jr. in 1953 and had supported Lloyd throughout his ministry of 65 years, having served at three churches — Richmond Hill in Long Island, Calvary Baptist in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Preakness Baptist in Wayne, NJ. Throughout Lloyd’s ministry, Betty never lost her sense of independence, and was proud to have worked at William Patterson College until her retirement, and had actively volunteered for inner city reading programs in the early 1970s. In retirement, Betty and Lloyd led tours to Israel, Greece, and Turkey, and traveled to 51 different nations. Following Lloyd’s passing in 2019, Betty moved to Arbor Terrace in Morris Plains, NJ.

Betty is pre-deceased by her husband Lloyd, her parents Olive and Joseph Stackhouse, and her two brothers Don and Glenn Stackhouse. She is survived by her three children, Mark (Joanie Kenyon), Gwen (Dave Rosenblatt), and Lynn (Chris Panico). She is also survived by six greatly loved grandchildren, Jonathan, Lori, Caroline (David Odell), Jessica, Jennifer, and Matthew; one great-granddaughter, Violet; along with her step-granddaughter Kari (Mike Delsoldato) and their children Mikaela and Lillian.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UNICEF or to the Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board.

Arrangements are under the care of Dangler Funeral Home, Morris Plains, NJ.