Sunday, September 15, 2013

323. Warren Perney, 1921-2013

   The genealogical community of the Indy area lost a friend and a long-time genealogist with the death of Warren W. Perney on September 12th.
   Warren, one of those dwindling number of Americans who landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day 1944, was married to Jean Wilson Perney for 65 years. Warren and Jean researched and assembled a number of excellent genealogies in the last few years.
   He and I had several nice talks about my hometown of Wheeling, WV, as Warren was descended from the Cooey family, who owned a long-time department store there.
   Family and friends are gathering to pay their respects today from 2 to 6 at the Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary at E. 71st and Keystone in Indy. Warren's funeral is tomorrow at 1 pm.
   My sympathies go out to my friend Jean Perney and her family. Warren will be missed.

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