Twila R. Kenyon, age 75, of 8145 Old Route 17, Salamanca, New York died early Saturday morning (September 19, 2009) at Olean General Hospital following a long illness.
Born on January 17, 1934 in Coldspring, New York she was the daughter of the late Charles Dorgan and Mary Halftown.
Mrs. Kenyon was employed with the Seneca Nation Health Clinic for over 20 years as the Medical Receptionist. She had previously worked as a proof reader for Straight Publishing, Little Valley, New York and the former Fancher Furniture Company.
She was an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Beaver Clan. She was a member of the Coldspring Longhouse, Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post # 5296 Ladies Auxiliary and the Seneca Nation area office of the aging.
She was a former foster parent for the Seneca Nation Child Family Services. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed quilting, beadwork and sewing.
Surviving are 6 daughters Cordelia (John) Bowen, Westfield, NY, Sandra Kenyon, Jimersontown, NY, Norma Kenyon, Jimersontown, NY, Renae Halftown, Steamburg, NY, Stephanee Halftown, Irving, NY and Elana Halftown, Irving, NY; 1 brother Seth Halftown, Jimersontown, NY; 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one daughter, Donna Kenyon, 3 sisters, Susie Williams, Rogene Allen, and Marcella Bowen, 3 brothers, Virgil Halftown, Forrest Halftown, Roger Halftown and long time companion David Miller.
Friends may call at the family home 8145 Old Route 17 beginning Saturday evening.
Funeral service will be held on Monday at the family home at 10:00 A.M. with Richard John speaker of the Newtown Longhouse.
Burial will be in Memorial Heights, Jimersontown, New York