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Amy Butler Kennaugh

May 3, 1955 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 66)

Obituary

Amy Butler Kennaugh of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away January 8, 2022, at 2 AM, surrounded by her loving family. Amy was born in Eaton Rapids Community Hospital on May 3, 1955. She attended high school in Marysville, MI where she was the first official female athlete as a swimmer on the boy’s swim team. Amy and her female teammate swam two meets and qualified for the first Michigan Women’s Swim Meet Championship. She went on to swim 4 years with the Oakland University swim team. After graduation she returned to make Eaton Rapids her lifelong home. She worked for the Michigan DEQ for over 30 years, Oakland University, first Sustainability Director at Michigan State University. She continued her swimming activity reaching a goal of swimming the “Mackinaw Island Swim” for charity, and 8.2 mile open water achievement in the summer of 2021.

She is survived by her husband, Paul (Pink) Kennaugh; sons, Justen, Scott (Kim), Anthony (Kristin); granddaughter, Vivian; sister, Sally (Charlie); brothers, Corey, Jim (Shending); nephew, Richard; Aunt, Maxine; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services will be 12 pm Thursday January 13, 2022, at the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 pm and Thursday one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mackinaw Women’s Club, 301 E. Jamet PO Box 356 Mackinaw City, MI 49701 or McLaren Home Hospice. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website, www.millsfuneral.com.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 12, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel
518 S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Visitation
Thursday
January 13, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel
518 S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Memorial Service
Thursday
January 13, 2022

12:00 PM
Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel
518 S. Main St.
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

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