Rebecca Kenney

Rebecca A. Kenney

1948 - 2014

Rebecca (Nehr) Kenney passed away Feb. 19, 2014, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Born Oct. 8, 1948, in Kenosha, Becky was the first child of P. Donald and Audrey (Keckler) Nehr. Becky attended Southport Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High, Tremper High School, UW- Extension, and UW- Oshkosh. Beckys lifelong dream was to be a teacher. She graduated from Carthage College in 1971 and began her teaching career in Kenosha. Becky taught at Jane Vernon and Roosevelt Elementary Schools and Washington Middle School before retiring from teaching. Her love of children, reading, writing and music and her boundless creativity lasted throughout her life.

In 1972, Becky married Theodore Leinenweber of Kenosha. Their marriage was blessed with three children who have followed their moms career path into teaching.

Beckys love of the piano led her to being choir director and organist at Wesley Methodist Church, playing piano at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, directing Kindercor German Childrens Choir, and teaching piano lessons. Becky was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary through which she met her husband of twenty-three years, Ned. She was a member of Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Racine.

Becky will be greatly missed by all who were touched by her beautiful spirit and kindness, especially her husband, Edward Ned Kenney of Racine; son, Matthew Leinenweber of Kenosha; daughters, Mary (Kevin) Skillings and Maggie Leinenweber of Corvallis, Ore.; mother, Audrey (Nehr) Cassiani of Kenosha; sister, Valerie (Robert) Conner of Franksville; brother, William (Jane Wochos) Nehr of Whitefish Bay; aunt and uncle, Kay and Dick Daum of Hemet, Calif.;, and her loving nieces, nephews, great-niece, great-nephews and dear friends.

Becky was preceded in death by her father, Don Nehr; brother, Jeffrey Nehr; nephew, Daniel Conner; grandparents, Dorothea and Lawrence Keckler, Harriet Heller and Peter Nehr.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the Kemper Center Chapel at 11 a.m. (6501-3rd Avenue) In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha or the family.

Beckys family would like to express a specials thanks to Dr. Michael Mullane and all the staff of Aurora Cancer Center, Racine, and to Pam and Marybell of Hospice Alliance, Inc.

Their gracious care and kindness are unsurpassed.

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director

(262) 554-6533

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director

(262) 554-6533

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Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations - Stephen P. Casey, Owner
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(262) 653-0667

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