Racine – Osenat Kehinde Ogungbe, 52, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria on August 17, 1958, daughter of the late Jimoh and Silifat (nee: Lawal) Sanni.
Kenny, as fondly called, graduated from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria in 1982 with a degree in Sociology. She went on to work as a Human Resource officer for the Nigerian federal government, and then became senior personnel officer at the Republic Bank. In early 1998 she moved to the United States and was married to Stephen Ogungbe in Racine. Kenny worked in Racine as an Assistant Childcare Teacher for a Racine Church until the end of 1998, then at Lincoln Lutheran of Racine, Inc. until her death. She accepted Christ at an early age, and was a faithful member of Abundant Life Christian center. She gave much of her time as a volunteer for Relay for Life, as well as many other charitable causes. Kenny was a woman of many talents, especially as an inspirational songwriter. She was loved by many and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
Kenny is survived by her devoted husband, Stephen, and their beautiful daughter Faith, her god-son, Eze Elechi of Kenosha; 8 brothers and 10 sisters all in Nigeria; as well as other relatives and friends all over the world.
The celebration of her life begins on Wednesday 23, 2011 with visitation in the funeral home from 5 to 6:30 P.M., and continues in the funeral home on Thursday with visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 A.M. Officiating Minister will be Pastor Elliott Cohen. Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.
The Ogungbe family extends its sincere appreciation to the Froedtert Cancer Center; Dr. Cheng and his staff; and to everyone at Hospice Alliance for the kind and compassionate care provided to Kenny.