NameHarvey Morton & Mary (Hodges) Quenette

  Columbia Herald, Columbia, Missouri
Date:  Thursday, December 27, 2001

Harvey Quenette died Wednesday, December 12, 2001.  His wife of 60 years, Mary Quenette, died Thursday, December 13, 2001.  They both died as a result of injuries sustained during a natural gas explosion in their winter home in Kingsville, TX.

Harvey was born in Simpson, Saskatchewan Canada in 1919, the third of five children.  Mary was born in Bedford, Indiana in 1922, the first of two children.  They met in 1940 and married a year later, beginning a 60 year partnership that even death could not end.

Harvey was a minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). serving many congregations in the Midwest and as administrator of a Christian retirement center in Washington, PA, before retiring in 1981.  They relocated permanently to the Lenoir Retirement Community in Columbia, MO, in 1983 where they set up base doing supply preaching in that area during the summers.  Winters were spent as winter Texans; residing in Kingsville, TX, and doing interim ministries in communities around the state.

Survivors are son Chuck Quenette and wife Elena; son, Preston Quenette and wife Rhonda; son, Larry Quenette and wife Carol; daughter Suzanne Quenette and husband Keith Smith.  They have eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Their lives were rich; full of the warmth of their family and their commitment to the Christian community in which they lived and participated.  We are blessed to be a part of their lives; they will be sorely missed.  Memorial services will be held at Olivet Christian Church in Columbia, MO on Jan 5, 2002.