MARY E. 'BETTY' TENNEY -- NOV. 29, 1914-FEB. 21, 2007

Aug 30, 2015


Mary E. “Betty” Tenney, 92, of Norwalk, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, 2007, in Norwalk Memorial Home.

She was born Nov. 29, 1914, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Oberlin, Ohio. She graduated from Alma College in Michigan, and she received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. For 35 years she worked as a social worker for family and child welfare agencies in four states. In 1991 she came to Norwalk from New Mexico and became active with the Firelands Senior Center, Monroeville Friends of the Library, Red Cross Bloodmobile and the adult literacy program.

She is survived by her niece, Barbara Fehlan of Wellington, Ohio; nephew, William Tenney of Columbus; and several grand-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bessie (Brodie) Tenney; and brothers, Bradford Tenney and Dan Tenney.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation or services. Private interment will be in Memorial Gardens of Santa Fe, N.M.

Arrangements are by Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be sent to the Monroeville or Norwalk Public Library.

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