Obituary of Robert Kenney
Robert G. "Bob" Kenney, 88, of Marshall, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, MO passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
He was born November 8, 1929 in Appleton City, MO, the son of Robert Ray Kenney and Lena Frances (Oglesby) Kenney.
Bob and Dorothy Faye Kimzey eloped to Harrison, Arkansas where they were married on December 26, 1951. She survives of the home.
He was employed for many years in the grocery business. He worked for A & P Grocery that later became Food Barn, and then he worked for Safeway Grocery Store. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of the Christian faith and was a 1947 graduate of Clinton High School, Clinton, MO. He enjoyed following his grandchildren's athletic and various school accomplishments, continuing to attend Clinton High School basketball games even after they had all graduated. He was an avid sports fan, enjoying all sports, enjoyed reading westerns and watching westerns on television. You could usually find Bob and Dorothy frequenting the Blue Ribbon Bakery and various other coffee shops around town.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Debbie J. Johnson and husband Keith, Marshall, MO; six grandchildren, Kaleena Ross and husband Darin, Molly Johnson, Evan Johnson and Crystal, Shawna Parlette, Amber Bellinghausen and husband Andy, and Kendra Kenney and Jordan; four great-grandchildren, Konner, Kora, Mason and Benjamin; one daughter-in-law, Lois Kenney, the state of Louisiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Kenney on June 29, 2002; three brothers, Forrest Seaton Kenney, Ivan LeRoy Kenney, and Francis Lyle Kenney; four sisters, Elvorene Marie Kenney Phillips, Ruby May Kenney Jones, Ola Pearl Kenney Jones and a sister in infancy; two nephews, Private First Class, Robert Floyd Kenney, United States Marine Corps and Chief Warrant Officer 2, Kenny Eugene Jones, United States Army.
Graveside services and interment will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Englewood Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Henry County Memory Fund, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.