Obituary for Kenneth E "Kenney" Elkins

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Kenneth E "Kenney" Elkins

February 13, 1937 - September 11, 2016

Kenneth E. “Kenney” Elkins, age 79, passed away Sunday morning, September 11, 2016 at Franciscan St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Brown County.

Kenney was born on February 13, 1937 in Courtland, to the late Kenneth E. Ault and Alma Mae (Elkins) Mahoney. He attended Washington High School in Indianapolis and later married Sheron J. Parson on May 3, 1958 in Indianapolis. She lovingly survives after 58 devoted years of marriage.

Kenney worked for Penn Central and Amtrak Railroad as a coachman for 38 years, retiring in 1999. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, tending to his tomato garden and reading books, especially author Bill O’Riley. Kenney enjoyed car racing and played on a bowling league in Beech Grove in his younger years. He was past member of the Indiana Railroad Union as well as a past member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Morgantown.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Sheron Elkins of Brown County, children: Karen Maschak of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Cheryl (David) Golden, Kenneth Elkins II and Cyndi (Chris) Harrison all of Franklin, grandchildren: Thresica (John) Washington of San Antonio, Texas, Jason and Jaycob Maschak both of Vine Grove, Kentucky, Chase Golden of Greenwood, Quinton Golden of Franklin, Josh, Jennie and Melissa McCloud all of Columbus, Kendyl and Isabelle Harrison both of Franklin, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Kenney was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Joe Mahoney, Carol Wickline, Wanda Jones and son-in-law Jay Maschak.

The Rev. Ed Tharpe will conduct a Memorial Service on Friday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Kenney to the American Cancer Society: 5635 West 96th Street Ste. 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Information: (812) 597-4670

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Born: February 13, 1937
Died: September 11, 2016

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North Hardin Lions Club posted on 1/1/00

With heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Lion Karen's Dad. The blessings your family needs the most during this time.


Mark & Joyce Kelly posted on 1/1/00

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal. May your memories being loving. We will sing to him, "The Parting Glass".


Debbie Williams posted on 1/1/00

With the most heartfelt condolences to each and everyone of you. May God wrap you in his arms of comfort in the difficult days ahead. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. He has entered into a Kingdom of Happiness. God Bless each of you. A special hug, your way Karen.