Edwin D. "Red" Tenny(1925 - 2014)

Edwin D. "Red" Tenny, 88, Cedar Hill, entered into rest Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his residence.

Red, son of the late Edwin Lloyd Tenny and wife Margaret, nee Roan, was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Winner, S.D.

Red was a loving family man who was loved and admired by many. He retired as a sheet metal worker, with Local 36, after 50 years of dedicated service. He proudly served his country in the 170th Army Combat Engineers in World War II, in the South Pacific. He was a member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Pacific, for over 48 years. He then became an active member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, House Springs. Red was a man who gave himself to others, volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the World Bird Sanctuary, Valley Park, as a member of the Tuesday construction crew. His most special moments were those spent with his family. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Red is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Jane Tenny, nee Fisher; seven children, Jim Tenny, Pat (Bunnie) Tenny, Tim (Mary) Tenny, Tom (Belinda) Tenny, Sherry (Kenny) Ganey, Matt (Diane) Tenny, and Durwood (Shelia) Tenny; 23 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, John L. (Sue) Tenny; one sister, Rozanne Karr; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Paul Tenny and David Tenny; one great-grandson, Saul Tenny; parents, Edwin and Margaret Tenny; two sisters, Mary V. McKendry and Peggy Frost; and one brother, Joseph Tenny.

Visitation was held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Chapel Hill Mortuary, Cedar Hill.

A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, House Springs.

Interment, with full military honors, followed at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be given to the World Bird Sanctuary or Cedar Hill Peace Pantry.

Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences at www.stlfuneral.com., and follow details of this event and others in the community at www.facebook.com/stlchapelhill.

The Tenny family was served by Chapel Hill Mortuary, Cedar Hill.

Funeral Home

Chapel Hill Mortuary & Memorial Gardens
6300 Highway 30  Cedar Hill, MO 63016
(636) 274-4100

Published in www.emissourian.com/ on May 17, 2014