Megan L. Kenny, a homemaker who earlier had worked for brokerage firms and a an accountant recruitment service, died Thursday of brain cancer at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She was 46.
The daughter of Dr. Charles T. Shortall, a veterinarian, and Diane Edgell Shortall, a homemaker, Megan Leigh Shortall was born in Baltimore and raised in Lutherville.
She was a 1987 graduate of St. Paul's School for Girls and earned a bachelor's degree in 1991 from Roanoke College.
In 1991, she began working at Legg Mason in the firm's syndicate department as a stock allocator. In 1993, she joined Hambrecht & Quist, a San Francisco brokerage firm, working in their syndicate department.
From 1997 to 2000, she worked for Robert Half International Inc., a Baltimore placement firm that recruits accountants.
Mrs. Kenny volunteered at her children's schools and was an advocate for the HopeWell Cancer Support Center in Brooklandville, family members said.
A resident of Stevenson, Mrs. Kenny enjoyed playing tennis and golf and was a member of the L'Hirondelle Club in Ruxton.
She was a communicant of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Edward D. Kenny, a network marketer for Viridian Energy Co., and her mother, who lives in Lutherville; a son, Charles W. Kenny, 15, a student at Boys' Latin School; and a daughter, Margaret Pippin Kenny, 11, a student at Garrison Forest School.