Edward Powel Kenney

January 15, 1921June 22, 2013

Edward P. Kenney, 92, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Edward was preceded in death by his beloved Hazel, wife of 67 years.

The U.S. Air Force stationed him in Whitehorse, Alaska during WWII. On their return to Ohio, Edward successfully owned various businesses beginning with a general store in Brandon, Ohio, and eventually becoming the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the country when he opened Kenney Chevrolet in Johnstown, Ohio. His dealership was recognized repeatedly by General Motors and Chevrolet as a model of success. He accumulated and displayed a complete Corvette collection which included at least one model from every year manufactured. He drove a new Corvette every year into his late eighties. He was C.E.O. and President of the Croton Bank Company (which is now known as the Heartland Bank) for many years. During this time the bank grew consistently while maintaining an A+ rating. He won a number of awards recognizing his capable leadership.

Edward was involved in a lot of clubs and civic organizations and was often behind the scenes in community activity. He became a faithful member of the Johnstown United Methodist Church in 1952. He preferred to serve or to donate money anonymously. Many times he would see a need and help that person directly with college tuition, paying a bill, or simply buying groceries, swearing the recipient to secrecy.

He enthusiastically traveled the world. Edward loved to visit Las Vegas and the horse tracks (aka the horse zoo) with his buddies.

Edward is survived by a daughter, Susan and William Emery of Columbus, and three grandsons, William "Will", Edward "Ted", and George Emery.

A memorial service will be held at the Johnstown United Methodist Church, 159 S. Main St., Johnstown, Ohio, 43031 at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2013, officiated by Rev. John Wallace. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Donations in Edward's name may be made to the Johnstown United Methodist Church.


  • Military Service Saturday, July 6, 2013
  • Memorial Serivce Saturday, July 6, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Shelly Mitchell

July 29, 2013

Susan, I just found out about your dad. I am so sorry. He was a wonderful man. He and your mother were so kind to me when I was young. May the Lord bring comfort to you and your family through your happy memories of your dad.

Scott Mccomb

July 5, 2013

Susan and Family,

It is with sincere appreciation and heartfelt condolences to your family on the passing of your father. He was a gentelman and a good friend to the McComb Family that without his trust and deed, would not have been able to found and grow Heartland Bank to serve the communites we serve today.

Gold bless you and your family during these times and know you have a friend in Heartland.


G. Scott McComb
Chairman, President, & CEO
Heartland Bank

Bill & Kathy Lattig

July 5, 2013

Just a quick note to say Hi to you and your family and to say sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was a great supporter of our Athletic Progarams at Johnstown and always a pleasure to talk to, he will be missed by the whole community. Your old Biology teacher.

Tom Paplaczyk

July 5, 2013

Susan, Bill and boys, My condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. I know he was a generous man. I trust God will comfort you through your loss...

July 3, 2013

So sorry about the passing of Ed. My husband worked for him.for years. We both thought a lot of him and Hazel. Good people!

Ruth Ratai.


July 1, 2013

Sorry for your lost. May the family find comfort in God's word the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16

Tammy and Dan Davis

June 30, 2013

Susan,both Dan and I were so sorry to here about your father. Your mom and dad were so good to both of us. When Dan's dad was so sick he was so concerned about about Dan and Laura. I can remember your dad taking a car load of us to the Cincinnati Reds game and then on to The Golden Lamb Restaurant. We were loud and giggly teenagers. He just smiled and shook his head. I also remember a surprise birthday party thrown in my honor at your place. There are many more memories too numerous to mention. I will never think of them without a smile. To Ed and Hazel, thank you for lives well lived. To my friend Susan and family, our deepest sympathies.

June 30, 2013

Susan, Bill & family,
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Vince & Leisa DeFilippo

Rick Morrow

June 30, 2013


We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers!

The Morrow's- Orlando,Florida