Norma Jean "Nan" Kenawell, 76, Altoona, died Thursday at Altoona Regional.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Glenn and Annabelle (Bartley) Neff. She married Ralph Clinton Kenawell III on Jan. 11, 1975, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 8, 2005.
Surviving are three sons: Richard Frantz (Karen Cartier) of Dallas, Pa., and Boomer Frantz and Shawn Kenawell, both of Altoona; three daughters: Tonya Frantz, Yvonne Vaughn (Danny) and Crystal Kenawell, all of Altoona; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Wayne Neff (Liz) in Texas; a sister, Annabelle Ott (Steven) of Altoona; and her first husband, James William Frantz of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalie Bagley; a grandson, Mickey Bagley; two brothers: Roy and Joe; and three sisters: Shirley Gray, Ethel Ball and Joanie Neff.
Nan was raised in the Mennonite faith. She worked as a psychiatric nurse's aide at Hollidaysburg State Hospital and had owned her own restaurant, Fish and Chips, in Altoona. She had been a foster parent for many years and was a positive influence on many children, some of whom have remained very close to her.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Stevens Memorial Chapel.
The family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army in memory of Nan.