Robert Thomas Kenney

November 29, 1928January 7, 2021

Robert T. Kenney, 92, of Leawood, Kansas passed away on January 7, 2021 at his home in Leawood, Kansas.

Bob was born on November 29, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. He began working at Acme Floor Company, the family business, in 1949 Bob married the love of his life, Helen in 1950, and they enjoyed life together for 70 years. He enjoyed being with Helen at their home in Hallbrook for 30 years. Bob always said, he chose not to belong to country clubs or take expensive trips, but rather enjoyed investing in furnishings for their home. His passion was to entertain family and friends in his rec room with all the neon lights and the juke box filling the room with music. Bob took great pride in his pristine ‘57 Chevy and loved going to car shows with his son. He had a trophy case for his many awards and all sorts of memorabilia which he loved to reminisce and share stories.

Bob was CEO of Acme Floor Co. for 63 years. He was a member of Ararat Shrine since 1951, Provost Shrine since 1957, Scottish Rite since 1977, and member of the Harry S. Truman Lodge. Bob and Helen were members of Colonial Presbyterian Church.

Helen and all of his family was the center of Bob’s world and he was passionate about expressing his love for them. Bob is survived by his son, Bob Kenney (Barbara); daughter, Debbie Cool (Rod). Grandchildren, Travis and Jared Cool, Emily Kenney-Moore (Alan), Brian Kenney (Jessica). Great-grandchildren, Anderson and Philip Moore, Brian and Gemma Kenney, Angelia, Chiara, and Bellina Cool.

A visitation will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, January 15 at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman, Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. A private family service will be held on Saturday, January 16, 3:00pm, followed by a graveside committal service at 4:00pm. For graveside services, line up vehicles at the south side portico.

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  • Bob Kenney (Barbara), Son
  • Debbie Cool (Rod), Daughter
  • Travis Cool, Grandson
  • Jared Cool, Grandson
  • Emily Kenney-Moore (Alan), Granddaughter
  • Brian Kenney (Jessica), Grandson
  • Anderson Moore, Great-grandchild
  • Phillip Moore, Great-grandchild
  • Brian Kenney, Great-grandchild
  • Gemma Kenney, Great-grandchild
  • Angelia Cool, Great-grandchild
  • Chiara Cool, Great-grandchild
  • Bellina Cool, Great-grandchild

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


  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Private Family Funeral

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Graveside Committal Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Robert Thomas Kenney

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Suzanne Baker

January 15, 2021

Mr. Kenny was a wonderful man and He raised a beautiful family with Helen. He was always so nice to Clarence and me and we had so much fun at his home off Mission Road.

Hugs to all his family,

William Ricci

January 11, 2021

Bob has been a long time friend of ours since the early 1980's. We won't forget his generosity and kindness. In his retirement years he insisted on buying the front door for our new home at the lake! Bob will be truly missed. Bill and Karen

Mark Fenton

January 10, 2021

Bob had a deep love for his family that he was quick to express. He lived his life with an incredible amount of gratitude. He left a wonderful legacy for his family to follow on work and family. May God comfort his family with peace as we cling to the hope we have in our Risen Lord.

Bil Carroll

January 10, 2021

My condolences go out to Bob’s Family.
He was very nice to wait on, at JoS A Bank Clo, along with the rest of the family that I knew.
May he Rest In Peace.
Bill Carroll