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Barbara Schmidt Kenny passed away on January 24, 2018 at the age of 77. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chester and Julianne Schmidt. Barbara attended Pius XI Catholic High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Barbara worked as a teacher. She later went on to receive her Master's in Library Science while in Louisiana.

Barbara was married for 54 years to her beloved husband, Leland F. "Lee" Kenny. She is survived by her husband; her daughter Kathleen K. Cage and her husband James; her son Sean Kenny and wife Laura; and her loving grandchildren: Sara Kenny and Lauren and Natalie Cage. Barbara is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Boehm and husband George and Mary Paule Kalz and husband Mike; as well as numerous other family and friends.

An avid reader, Barbara was able to read in any environment and could easily read an entire book in a day's sitting. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.

Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1:00PM at St. Rita Catholic Church (Uptown), 2729 Lowerline Street in New Orleans. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans.

For those so desiring, memorials in honor of Barbara Kenny, memorials may be sent to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road Southwest in Lilburn, Georgia 30047.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com.