Helen L. Kenney

February 28, 1929December 1, 2019

Helen L. Kenney, 90, of Leawood, Kansas passed away December 1, 2019 at home.

Helen was born on February 28, 1929 on the family farm in Stilwell, Kansas. She enjoyed cooking and gardening and had a special place in her heart for all children.

Helen is survived by her husband of 70 years, Robert T. Kenney; son, Bob Kenney (Barbara); daughter, Debbie Cool (Rod); grandchildren, Travis and Jared Cool, Emily Moore (Alan), Brian Kenney (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Anderson and Philip Becker, Brian II and Gemma Kenney, Angelia, Bellina and Chiara Cool.

A Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, December 6; Funeral Service at 2:00pm, Saturday, December 7, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64131. Burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery South.


  • Kamiel Verhaeghe, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha (Verheye) Verhaeghe, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert T. Kenney, Husband
  • Bob Kenney (Barbara), Son
  • Debbie Cool (Rod), Daughter
  • Travis Cool, Grandson
  • Jared Cool, Grandson
  • Emily Moore (Alan), Granddaughter
  • Brian Kenney (Jessica), Grandson
  • Anderson Becker, Great Grandson
  • Philip Becker, Great-grandson
  • Brian Kenney, II, Great-grandson
  • Gemma Kenney, Great-granddaughter
  • Angelia Cool, Great-granddaughter
  • Bellina Cool, Great-granddaughter
  • Chiara Cool, Great-granddaughter

  • Brian Kenney, Pallbearer
  • Alan Moore, Pallbearer
  • Jared Cool, Pallbearer
  • Travis Cool, Pallbearer
  • Frankie Kenney, Pallbearer
  • Benny Kenney


  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Committal Service Saturday, December 7, 2019


Helen L. Kenney

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Jim Verhague, Senior

December 7, 2019

I will treasure my many memories of Aunt Helen. The hard working farm girl who could work the fields then transform herself into a beauty queen preparing for her date with boyfriend Bob. I was 10 years old. Aunt Helen impressed me then and growing up she left lasting impressions of hard work, strong determination, and caring for family. I will miss her smile and sharing our memories on and off the farm. My Aunt Lena was a special lady.

Arlene Verhague

December 7, 2019

Aunt Helen will be missed deeply. We shared fun shopping excursions, swapping recipes, and the enjoyment of good times and laughter. Her twinkling blue eyes could say it all without a spoken word. I will remember Aunt Helen fondly, loving her family, working hard. She always knew what mattered in life. Our loss is heavens gain.


December 4, 2019

Virginia and Cliff SHAW

December 4, 2019

Helen I will always remember the fun times we had. I can still see your beautiful smile and hear your laugh.
I know you are already in a beautiful place.
I can still see us at the farm at Ma and Pa's and me sitting on the couch going back and forth with Morris
Love you Helen
You will ne missed.
Your old friend
Virginia Shaw

Jim Verhague II

December 3, 2019

I will always have wonderful memories of My Aunt Helen and the summertime visits I had when I was a child to see her and her family. We would always travel to the farm and visit Ma and my Uncles. This has always meant so much to me and will last forever.
Thank you Aunt Helen.