Paul Lenny (1927-2008)

Paul Lenny, 81, of Troy, IL died Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Maryville Manor in Maryville, IL.

Mr. Lenny was born the son of George Wallace, Sr., and Florence (nee Schuchman) Lenny on Mar. 7, 1927 in French Village, IL, and was married to Norma Jean Doussard in Collinsville on Jan. 16, 1949.

Mr. Lenny was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and was initiated into the Order of the Arrow.  After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in World War II on the USS LST 341.

He served ten years as a volunteer fireman in Fairview Heights, was active in the American Legion Post 708, and was a past member of the Troy Lions Club and the Edwardsville Chapter of the Illinois Wildlife Federation.  He was retired from 43 years employment with Bell Telephone.  He flew radio-controlled airplanes with the Sports Flyers RC Club of St. Rose.  He was an avid gardener, community repairman, and “grandpa” to many.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean, one daughter, Lois (Bill) Adomite of Troy, and a brother, James Lenny of Redington Shores, FL.  He is blessed with two grandchildren, Allen (Susan) Adomite of Troy and Pamela (Gordon) Hulten of Urbana, IL, one great-grandchild, William Hulten, and other cherished nieces and nephews, family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, George Wallace Lenny, Jr., and two sister-in-laws, Florence (nee Tucker) Lenny and Bertie (nee Coggan) Lenny.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairview Heights.  The funeral and burial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2008, at Lakeview Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois and the Troy United Methodist Church Journey of Faith Campaign.