Warren H. Carney, 95, of Granite City, Ill.
GRANITE CITY, ILL. >> Warren H. Carney, 95, of Granite City, died Aug. 31, 2016.
He was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Kingston, N.Y., a son of the late Moses and Hattie Carney.
The day after Pearl Harbor, Dec. 8, 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. During his service years, he received a number of medals including four Battle Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, the European Theatre Operations Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. After almost 20 years in the Army, he was discharged on June 20, 1960. He returned to New York and lived with his wife and daughter in High Falls, N.Y. He was also a longtime member of the Kingston Masonic Lodge. Later he moved to Granite City, where he enjoyed being a school crossing guard.
Warren is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Ella Van Kleeck Carney; a daughter, Mary Hagen (John) of Granite City; a granddaughter, Sandy Driscoll of Maryville, Ill.; a grandson, John Hagen III of Granite City, Ill; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Clarence Carney of Pulaski, N.Y., John Carney of Kingston, N.Y., and Bernard Carney (Marlene) of Stone Ridge, N.Y., and a sister, Hilda Scherringer (Herb) of Lake Katrine, N.Y. Many nieces, nephews, and a sister-in-law, Betty Knight, also survive.
He was predeceased by five brothers, George, Henry, Willis, Mosely, and Harold; two sisters, Katherine Nichols and Dorothy Lawlor; a nephew, Allen Lawlor; and a niece, Brenda Carney.
Pursuant to Warren’s wishes, cremation took place in Illinois and interment of his ashes will take place at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge, N.Y. (www.GJMoylanFuneralHome.com)