Robert Kenney

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April 29, 1943 - April 12, 2012

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Monday, April 16, 2012 from 5-8 p.m.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10 a.m., Graveside at 2 p.m.


Robert M. Kenney, 68, of Sunbury, passed away suddenly on April 13, 2012. He was born on April 29, 1943 in McConnelsville to Thomas Aquinas and Doris Robinson Kenney. After graduating from McConnelsville High School he moved to Westerville where he has been a barber for over 40 years. He is preceded in death by his first wife Marcia Korns and brother James. He is survived by his children Robert (Julie) Kenney of Westerville, Lisa (Christopher) Wells of Springfield, his second wife Betty Kenney and her children Greta (David) Manning, Gayle Sorgenfrei and Joseph (Tammy) Sorgenfrei; 3 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. brothers; Thomas (Nancy), George (Penny), Ralph (Loretta), sisters; Joan Herrmann, Mary Jane (Jerry) Zenoni, Anna (Dean) Morrow, Kathy (James) Nelson, Barb (Ken) Nichols and sister-in-law, Linda Loar. The family will receive friends at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, 5-8 p.m. Monday where service will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 17, 2012. Graveside service will be held
2 p.m. Tuesday at Coshocton County Memorial Gardens, Coshocton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


Chris Cupp - May 17, 2012

Bob had been my barber since I first came to Westerville in 1988, looking to find where I could get a two dollar haircut for under ten dollars. The hair cut was eleven dollars, but that was Bob. Always on top of the news in Westerville, usually no outbreaks of honesty at City Hall. Always a great time at the Barber Shop, even if we ragged on Bob that the hair cut was not so good, Bob’s answer I am doing the best with what I have to work with, you.
Chris Cupp (the one who paid with $2 bills)

Bethany Soler - May 2, 2012

Kenney family,
We are very sad to see the sign posted on the shop. It was hard to explain to a 11 year old that we had to find a new barber. Bob did such a great job on his hair as well as his other brother’s! He will be deeply missed

Paul Mortinger - Apr 25, 2012

My father brought me to visit Bob at the corner shop for a haircut in 1975, he has been my barber ever since. I was shocked to learn of his passing when I stopped by the shop today. I always looked to Bob as a special member of the family and will greatly miss our visits. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the passing of a rare soul.

Dennis White - Apr 20, 2012

I was a regular customer at Bob’s Barber Shop and was in shock when I arrived there today to see a sign that Bob had passed away. He was such a great guy and always made me laugh. I am so sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed.

Dennis P. White

Steve Tupps - Apr 18, 2012

Kenney Family
I was so sorry about reading the passing of Bob today, He was my Barber for many many years and a friend. I always looked forward to my visits to his shop as a younger man and the conversations about everything we had. I had lot track of him the last several years but had thought of him often. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I am sorry I was not able to attend the service. RIP Bob .

Jeff - Apr 17, 2012

Bob was not only a great barber, we was a consummate politician, storyteller, and all around good guy. He know everything about Westerville, and he made everyone feel welcome and comfortable in his shop. It doesn’t seem real that he won’t wave to me as I bike by his shop on my way to work.

Barbara Nichols - Apr 15, 2012

Hearts are heavy as we grieve for the sudden death of my brother Robert. Bob & Lisa…we love you and pray that you remember the good times with your dad. He was a unique person, full of wit and wisdom delivered with humor like no other. Prayers for your families…love you!

John Lewis - Apr 15, 2012

I was a class mate of Bob’s @ M & M. May the grace and mercy of the Lord be with you and bring you comfort.

Willie Horn - Apr 15, 2012

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Bob and I worked together at my Barber shop. He was a great character, good with his customers and will be missed by all.

Joanie (Vanderkamp) White - Apr 14, 2012

My sympathy at this time of loss. Many blessings and prayers for you and your family.

Judy Stemen - Apr 14, 2012

Betty and family…sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you for the sudden loss of Bob. May the happy memories you shared put a smile on your face and warm your heart. May God’s love and grace give you strength, comfort and peace.

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