Robert Earl Kenney
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Kenney, Robert Earl (Bob)
Robert Earl (Bob) Kenney died after a short illness on October 27, 2014. Bob was 83 years old and resided in Scottsdale, AZ. He was the son of Mabel and John Kenney and grew up in Douglas and Winfield, KS. After his high school graduation from Winfield High School, Bob moved to Lawrence, KS where he attended the University of Kansas, was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Bob was a starting member of the KU basketball team that won the 1952 NCAA National Championship. He played with the KU team in the 1952 Olympics and brought home a gold medal which, along with his National Championship ring, was his most prized possession. After college, Bob worked at Honeywell, A. B. May, Co, and Hardin Stockton/Coldwell Banker real estate where he retired as President of the Kansas City area offices. Bob retired early to spend time at his home in Hawaii. Bob moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1995 where he enjoyed his part time work at the Paradise Valley Tennis Club. Bob is survived by his daughters Kirsten Kenney, and her husband Bob Dillon, of Scottsdale, AZ and Karen Kenney, and her husband Mike Rakes, of Overland Park, KS. Bob asked that there be no formal services in his memory. He will be cremated and his ashes spread in Lawrence and Hawaii. If you would like to make a donation to help endow an athletic scholarship in Bob's name, please contact the: KU Endowment Association, Bob Kenney Memorial Fund, PO Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or Make a Gift

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 2, 2014.
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March 10, 2015
Bob was the President of Coldwell Banker Kansas City when I started there in 1986. He was an honorable man and kept his word to his employees. I appreciated working for him. I remember a beautiful 70 degree day in February that he let us all go home at noon so we could enjoy the weather and he could go play tennis. My condolences to his family.
Cindy Roberts
November 4, 2014
Jane Frost
November 3, 2014
The games were always more interesting with Bob there to lend a players view to the outcome. The gang at Gainey is really going to miss his presence. Maybe with Bob's help this just might be the year. God bless to his family and our prayers go out to all of them
Celeste and Tony Gogel
Celeste & Tony Gogel
November 3, 2014
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult of times and please pass these feelings onto your family.
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