Edith I. Kenner

by | Nov 22, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Edith I. Kenner, 85, of the 500 block of Maycox Ave., died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 in a local hospital.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk, Va. and was the daughter of the late Abraham and Hannah Benenson Itzkowitz. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Robert H. Kenner.

Mrs. Kenner attended Maury High School and the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary. She formerly was employed with the Virginia State Police before leaving to raise her children. She later resumed her career and retired from ColorCraft which became Qualex in Norfolk.

She was a lifetime member of Hadassah.

Survivors include her children, Marybeth Saunders and her husband Kenneth and Debbie Pearl all of Virginia Beach, Michael Kenner of Los Angeles and Abbie DeVault and her husband Edward of Norfolk, four grandchildren; Eric DeVault and his wife Amy of Chesapeake, Kevin Pearl of Washington, D.C., Hilary Saunders of Miami and Robi Kenner of Los Angeles and one great-granddaughter, Danielle DeVault of Chesapeake; her sister, Marilyn Gross of Philadelphia and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations to the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, The Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Fla. or to the charity of the donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com.