In Memory

Don Kenney

Don Kenney

Don C. Kenney, 59, of Henderson, Ill., died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at home.

Don was born March 5, 1954, in Galesburg, the son of Reed and Donna (Craig) Kenney. He married Gay Selfridge. He later married Mary White on Feb. 28, 1984, in Wataga. 

Don is survived by his wife, Mary of Henderson; his father, Reed Kenney of Henderson; his mother, Donna Craig; a son, Richard Charles Kenney of Roanoke, Va.; a brother, Jim (Beverly) Kenney of Henderson; a stepson, Timothy (Ericka) White of Yokota Air Base, Japan; and a stepdaughter, Teresa (Ted) Inness of Galesburg. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Devin Kenney, Tyler Inness, Courtney Inness, Dylan Inness, Zachary Inness, Stephanie White, Cristina White and Rachael White; and two great-grandchildren, Bridgette Witherell and Aubree McKenney.

Don worked at Gates Rubber Co. for 30 years. After retiring from Gates, he went to work for Caterpillar Inc., where he was still employed. Don was also a truck driver, driving for Herr Petroleum and Inness Farms. 

Don enjoyed being outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt and ride his Harley-Davidson. He was also a member of the Galesburg Archery Club.

A celebration of life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. 

Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or to the Guardian Angels. 


Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 18, 2014