Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 18, 2013

Leon E. Kenney

CEDAR — Leon E. Kenney, 69, of Cedar, passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.

Leon was born June 29, 1944, the son of Elden and Alvera (Meeries) Kenney. On Oct. 24, 1982, in Reno, Nev., he married his loving wife of 30 years, Betty Ann Grano, who survives.

As a young man Leon proudly served his country in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany.

Leon was an avid rock collector; he loved to carve and polish beautiful Petoskey stones.

His lifelong career was spent as a long haul truck driver traveling the roads of the entire U.S.A.

Leon was an accomplished fisherman, often times providing fresh fish for his many friends. Along with fishing he loved to sing and enjoyed playing cribbage.

Leon is survived by his wife, Betty; a brother, Wayne (Sherry Lynn) Kenney; a sister, Kathleen Kenney Richter; five children, Leon E. Kenney Jr., Jonathon Kenney, James Kenney, Clara (Hector) Gonzales and Parvaneh Gallegos Kenney; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his twin sons, John and Lonnie Kenney; and a sister, Eileen Nelson.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Northport Covenant Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial at a later date will be held at Leelanau Township Cemetery. The Reverend Jerry Lange will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to the Kenney Family, PO Box 159, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.

Please share memories with Leon’s family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay;

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