Hubert Kenney Sr.

June 27, 1928April 21, 2013

MSgt. Hubert Kenney, Sr. was born June 27, 1928 in New Rochelle, NY to Helen Watkins and Frank Kenney. He attended and graduated from New Rochelle High School where he met and married his loving wife, Frances A. Kenney, on June 4, 1948. From this union was born seven children, consisting of five sons and two daughters. Hubert grew up a member of the Mount Carmel Church of New Rochelle, NY. Throughout his high school years, he became a highly touted participant in track and field there earning All-State honors, while also being a competitive Golden Gloves boxer. After high school graduation, he joined the U.S. Army where in addition to his sterling military career, he ran track for the U.S. Army Track Team. Soon after uniting with his wife, Frances A. Kenney in 1948, this military family traveled the country extensively, while Hubert, himself, had over eight years of overseas duty to include the Korean, and Vietnam War, and tours of duty in Thailand, Germany, and Japan. Hubert was the recipient of three Bronze Stars, nine Good Conduct Medals, numerous meritorious service awards, seven commendation medals, and the Combat Infantry Medal - only given to those who had 30 days or more in a hostile combat environment. Hubert served a total of 27 years in the U.S. Army, and achieved a well-deserved Honorable Discharge in 1974. Hubert, a true patriot, then continued to further his military career, and the careers of young men and women, while becoming a ROTC instructor in the Gary Community School Corporation for over 17 years, before retiring in 1997 with over 44 years of military service. Hubert and his family became members of Agape Ministries and Great Band MB Church for a short while before serving many years at Family Christian Center, where he and Frances were overseers of Care Fellowship Ministry and became Elders within the church. He was also a member of the Full Gospel Business Men. Hubert was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 61 years, Frances A. Kenney; his brother, Albert "Snubby" Kenney; and his sister, Helen Kenney. He leaves to cherish his memory his sister, Roberta Kenney; and brother, Frank L. Kenney, both of New Rochelle, NY; five sons: Hubert Kenney, Jr. (Claudette) of Yuma, AZ, Alan Kenney (Peggy) of Oklahoma City, OK, Daryl Kenney (Darleen), Vance R. Kenney (Carla), Darwin S. Kenney, and Renae Kenney, all of Gary, IN, and Karen Black of Monroe, LA; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends; all whom loved him dearly, and will surely miss him. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Family Christian Center (340 45th Ave., Munster, IN) with Pastor Steve Munsey officiating. Interment Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. Friends are invited to visit with the family Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave., Schererville, IN) and again Thursday at Family Christian Center from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Funeral Services Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hubert Kenney Sr.

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November 8, 2013

Dad you are always in my thoughts and I miss you and Mom so much but I know that you are here with me, I love you all so much!!!!!!!your Son Dede

Lawan Adkins

April 25, 2013

Kenney Family,

Please know that you have me and my mother's deepest condolences. Mr. and Mrs. Kenney were always nice to me when I was over to their house on 5th and Lincoln Street visiting Dede growing up. Lawan

Lisa Davenport

April 25, 2013

Mr. Kenney will truly be missed from his Rittenhouse Senior Living Family of Portage. He was a true assest to our community. Our thoughts are with his family.

Curtis Mason

April 25, 2013

May you all be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you and your family during this difficult time.


April 25, 2013

To The Kenney Family:

Remember weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning! He'll never put more on you than you can bear. I'll be keeping the family in my prayers.

Sam and Betty Baker

April 24, 2013

You all are in our prayers.

Catherine Thomas

April 24, 2013

To the Family of Sgt. Kenney:
He was my ROTC Instructor at West Side High School for 3 years. He was a wonderful, mild mannered, stern and very positive person that I am proud to say, had an awesome impact on my life and I'm glad to have had the pleasure and opportunity to meet him in my life. He was truly a blessing and I'm sure he will be missed dearly by all of you. May God Bless and keep each of you during this time of bereavement. My sympathy and prayers go out to you.

Almetter Crawford

April 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

April 24, 2013

To the Kenney Family:

Very saddened to hear the news of Bro. Kenney. I was a member of FCC in Griffith, Indiana. I remember he and his wife and their dedication to the ministry. Soldiers, I would call them. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God sustain you and keep you in perfect peace.

Carol Strickland (former member of FCC)

April 24, 2013

To Darwin and the Kenney Family

I was just informed about your father's passing. I had not met him but I came to know him through your stories. Your father was a brave and courageous man and will be missed. He has left a "can do" legacy and his spirit of hope will be kept alive through your greatness. May the love of God surround you now and forever...

O'Merrial Butchee- Gary, IN