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March 8, 2014

Grace Kenna-Krupa

CONNEAUT LAKE — Grace Kenna-Krupa, 89, of Conneaut Lake, died at home Thursday, March 6, 2014.

She was born July 26, 1924, in Bradys Bend Township, Armstrong County, a daughter of Jack and Vivian McMillin Dunlap. She married William A. Krupa on Sept. 9, 1977, and he preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2000.

She worked as an executive secretary in Pittsburgh for Universal Cyclops Steel Corp. and the D.L. Clark (candy) Co. She then moved to Conneaut Lake and built a home and worked in the administration office of Conneaut School District in Linesville. Following her marriage to William Krupa, she returned to Pittsburgh and worked for Kelly Girl Services. She and her husband would then spend their weekends at Conneaut Lake. Shortly before retiring, she worked for Perfett Tax Service and the Cow Shed.

In her retirement, she and her husband enjoyed traveling many places as well as spending many winters in Florida. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Golden Crown Chapter Order of Eastern Star, the Conneaut Lake Historical Society and Station 5 Conneaut Lake Park Volunteer Fire Department, where she enjoyed socializing with friends and dancing. She enjoyed spending time with her family and pal Shelby, gardening and many other summer activities.

She is survived by a son, Jack C. Kenna Sr. of Conneaut Lake; a grandson, Jack C. Kenna Jr. and his wife, Amanda, of North East; three great-grandchildren, Lauren, Krista and Emma; two great-great-grandchildren, Isabella and Alisa; a nephew, Jack M. Dunlap III of Virginia; a niece, Stephanie Small of Virginia and a grandson-in-law, Douglas Hirth of Pittsburgh.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack M. Dunlap II and William J. Dunlap; a daughter-in-law, Carol Kenna; a granddaughter, Lisa Hirth; and her former husband, Robert H. Kenna.

Calling hours will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Dave Brumagin, associate pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made to Lakeland Area Hospice, 2221 Peninsula Drive, Erie, Pa. 16506.

Memories and condolences may be shared at waidcolemanfh.com.

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