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Henrietta Kathryn VanKanegan

d. December 18, 2016

Niles, Ohio - Henrietta Kathryn VanKanegan, age 94, died on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Autumn Hills Care Center of Niles, where she had been residing for the past two years. She was born on January 30, 1922 in Montrose, South Dakota, a daughter of Gertrude (Schipper) and Rients Agema. Formerly of Minnesota, Mrs. VanKanegan was a 1941 graduate of Kinsman High School. She became a registered nurse and served in the Army's Cadet Nurse program. On December 15, 1943 she married Roy W. VanKanegan. Mrs. VanKanegan, who was a wonderful hostess was there to lend a hand of the family's farm. She attended the Kinsman Presbyterian Church and enjoyed baking, knitting and crocheting. Mrs. VanKanegan is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of almost seventy years, Roy. W. VanKanegan, Sr. who died on March 8, 2013; a son Thomas VanKanegan; a grandson, Gregory Scott Phillips and two brothers, John Agema and Dick Agema. Survivors include four daughters, Joan E. (Myron) Robinson of Palm Coast, Florida, Diane L. (B. J. Bullock) Latronica of Niles, Ohio, Brenda J. (Jon Peterson) VanKanegan of Skamokawa, Washington and Nancy D. Charles of Niles, Ohio; a son Roy W. (Susan) VanKanegan of Howland, Ohio; two sisters, Catherine Taylor of Lake Worth, Florida and Cornelia (James) Porter of Kirkland, Ohio; eleven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren and daughter-in-law Eleanor VanKanegan. A private service will be held and burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery. Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service of Kinsman, Ohio handled the services with an online guestbook available at

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Kinsman Cemetery
Church St.
Kinsman OH 44428

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