Kenneth C. "Ken" Kinney
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[September 17, 2017]
LINCOLN - Kenneth C. "Ken" Kinney, 96,
of Lincoln passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:15 a.m. at
The Christian Village Nursing Home.
Visitation: September 9, 2017
from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at the Peasley
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church
Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln
Kenneth C. "Ken" Kinney, 96, of Lincoln passed away
on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 12:15a.m. at The
Christian Village Nursing Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday,
September 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Catholic
Church in Lincoln.
Visitation will be held from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45
a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln.
Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion
Post # 263 of Lincoln.
Kenneth C. Kinney was born on May 13, 1921 in
Patoka, Illinois the son of Lloyd and Leona Kinney.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth L. "Betty"
Eimer on New Years Day in 1949. She preceded him in
death on June 20, 2013.
He is survived by two sons: Thomas (wife Rita
Leckrone) Kinney of Petaluma, California, Terry
Kinney of Brooklyn, New York. Four grandchildren:
Thomas Kinney Jr. of Colorado, Jesse Kinney of
California, Carson Kinney and Maeve Kinney both of
New York. One great grandchild: Courtnee Lemmons of
He was preceded in death by one brother: Howard
Kinney who was a band instructor at Greenville High
School, and one sister: Ada Mae Hyde.
Ken graduated from Lincoln High School and then
served in United States Army. He was an
anti-aircraft gunner and unfortunately lost some
hearing as a result.
Ken loved to fish and he and his wife spent much of
their time fishing in retirement.
He retired from Caterpillar Tractor Inc. first
working in Peoria and then transferring to the
Decatur plant. He was previously a member of the
Caterpillar Tractor Golden Glove Boxing Team and
asked to be given a job if he agreed to box for
Memorials may be made to Knights of Columbus Council
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