The Edmond Sun
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.