Sept 1, 1932 - Sept 19, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Gene Kenney, 81, Oklahoma City, formerly of Turpin, OK, passed away September 19, 2013, at his home in the St. Ann Retirement Center. A rosary service will be held 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Smith and Kernke N. May Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, at St. Joachim Chapel, St. Ann Retirement Center in Oklahoma City, followed by inurnment at the Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City. Gene was born in Carroll, IA to Blanche M. Harrington and John T. Kenney and was raised on the family farm outside of Vail, IA. In 1958, he married Rita Patricia Lally. Gene was honorably discharged from the army after serving during the Korean War and 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 was 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, IA; his daughters: Kathleen Stuck, of Oklahoma City; Karen Roder, of Canyon, TX; and Eileen Kenney-Ivy, of Tulsa; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 25, 2013