Charles James “Jim”Kenison

Jim Kenison passed away Monday evening, August 17, 2015 in Hospice House in Ashland surrounded by his family. He was 76.

He was born October 14, 1938 in Perry County, Ohio to parents George and Sally (McGinnis) Kenison. Jim joined the US Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. Jim married Ruth Miller on May 4, 1968.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Ruth (Miller) Kenison of Butler; daughter April Kenison; granddaughter Marissa Kenison; sister Betty Kinard; brother Jerry Kenison and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sisters Willa Mae Erbland, Joanne Oviedo, Georgia Heichel, Helen Foster and Yvonne Croxall.

His family will receive friends 2-3 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, where a funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. with Celebrant Jerry Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory to Worthington Township Rescue Squad may be made at the funeral home. 

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them and watch his tribute video at

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