Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Obituary - Dorothy F. Kenney

Dorothy F. Kenney, 88, of Marshall, Missouri, formerly of Clinton, Mo., passed away Wednesday evening, March 23, 2022 at the Legendary Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marshall. She was born October 31, 1933 in Coal, Mo., the daughter of Edward “Fritz” Kimzey and Jewell Adah (Clark) Kimzey.
She married Robert Gene “Bob” Kenney on December 26, 1951, eloping to Harrison, Arkansas while he was home on leave from the Army. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2018. Dorothy worked several years as a clerk for the Ben Franklin Dime Store. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton. She and Bob were regulars at the Blue Ribbon Bakery coffee club. Bob and Dorothy rarely, if ever, missed a ballgame or track meet of their children and grandchildren’s events. They were there even if their children and grandchildren weren’t involved. Surviving are one daughter, Debra J. Johnson (Keith), Marshall, Mo.; six grandchildren, Kaleena Ross (Darin), Marshall, Mo., Molly Johnson (William), Kansas City, Mo., Evan Johnson (Crystal), Republic, Mo., Shawna Giannerini (A.J.), Grain Valley, Mo., Amber Bellinghausen (Andrew), Belton, Mo., and Kendra Lagoski (Jordan), Olathe, Kansas; six great-grandchildren, Konner Ross, Kora Ross, Benjamin Johnson, Abigail Johnson, Mason Parlette, Declan Bellinghausen, and one great-grandson due in July; two sisters, Betty Jo Lawler Wallo, Clinton, Mo., and Connie L. Green, Joplin, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Steven Kenney on June 29, 2002, and her brother, James E. Kimzey on June 9, 2016. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Englewood Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Henry County Memory Fund, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

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