In memory of Oliver, who died from COVID, the family asks that all who attend please wear a mask for the visitation and service.
Oliver Israel Kenney, age 93, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2021, at the Community Springs Healthcare Facility. He was born in Cedar County on August 14, 1927, to Florence Kenney.
During his lifetime, Oliver worked at a variety of occupations, including ranching, truck driving, and construction throughout the United States. In 1967, Oliver moved his family back to his home state of Missouri, and he worked and lived in the El Dorado Springs area until his death.
Oliver was married to Anna Saathoff of Worthington, MN, on February 14, 1949. They raised five children: David, James, Paul, Walter, and Annette. They were married for 57 years until the death of Anna in 2006.
Oliver was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anna; sons: David, Paul, and Walter; two brothers, Sam Kenney and Cletus Watts. He is survived by a son, James Kenney (Phyllis) of Springfield, MO; and a daughter, Annette Tankersley (Rawn) of Branson, MO; sister, Novella Goodwin of Nevada; granddaughters: Heather, Nigel, Bathsheba, Tanya, and Jessica; grandsons: Walter, Matthew, Daniel, David, Dean, and Taylor; and several great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Oliver was a good man who worked hard to take care of his family and friends. He will be missed; may he rest in peace.