The Edmond Sun

September 23, 2013

Eugene James Kenney


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Gene Kenney, 81, of Oklaho­ma City, Okla., formerly of Turpin, Okla., passed away September 17, 2013 at his home in St. Ann’s Retirement Center.

    Gene was born in Carroll, Iowa, to Blanche M. Harrington and John T. Kenney and was raised on the family farm outside of Vail, Iowa. In 1958 he married Rita Patricia Lal­ly. Gene was honorably dis­charged from the Army after serving during the Korean War and he attended the Uni­versity of Iowa.

    He built a profession through various aspects of the grocery busi­ness. Gene was very proud of his Irish heritage and strong in his Catholic faith.

    He is preceded in death by his son, James Eugene; his parents, and his brothers, John, Charles, and Patrick.

He is survived by his sis­ter, Margaret Gannon of Des Moines Iowa; his daughters, Kathleen Stuck of Oklahoma City, Karen Roder of Canyon Texas, and Eileen Kenney-Ivy of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchil­dren and many nieces and nephews.

    A Rosary ser­vice will be 7 p.m. Friday, Septem­ber 27, at Smith and Kernke Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Sat­urday, September 28, at St. Joachim Chapel, St. Ann’s Retirement Center in Okla­homa City followed by int­erment at Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City.