Lila Forney


Walhalla – Lila Mae Gardenier Forney, 85, wife of the late Kermit Robert Forney, passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at her residence.

Born in Fulton, NY, Lila was the daughter of the late Isaac Robert Gardenier and Vera Schoolcraft Gardenier.  Lila was an interior decorator, who loved her family, and her cats, Harry, Jazzy, and Velvet.

Lila is survived by her daughter, Michele Doty; granddaughters, Jennifer Doty, Kimberly Doty; and her brother, Robbie Gardenier.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family is at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lila’s memory may be made to the Oconee Humane Society, PO Box 966 West Union, SC 29696. A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting