Dorothy Jeanne Kenney

Died: September 8, 2022

Dorothy Jeanne Kenney


Dorothy Jeanne Kenney, 90, died Thursday, September 8, 2022, in Rockford, Illinois.

Jeanne was born in Clinton, Iowa to Francis and Frances Clark. She had three siblings: Edward, Doris and Helen.

She married Robert J. Kenney on April 24, 1954. They were blessed with four children: Gerald (Sherry) Kenney, Carol (Jeff) Wych, James (Debbie) Kenney and Patrick (Dyanne) Kenney. She had six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two more great-grandchildren on the way!

She was an active parish member of Saint James Catholic Church. She was involved in the Catholic Daughters of America, Women’s Club of Belvidere and Friends of Ida Public Library.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2022, at St. James Catholic Church. Rev. Brian Geary will officiate. Burial at St. James Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please have Masses said in her honor. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Friday, September 23, 2022
10:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2022, at St. James Catholic Church. Rev. Brian Geary will officiate.

Friday, September 23, 2022
11:00 am

Burial at St. James Cemetery.

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My prayers to the entire Kenney family. Jeanne was such a dear person. Such a great neighbor for a very long time. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing and of Carol’s also. May she rest in God’s eternal peace ✝️🙏

Lisa Steurer Hansen 2022-09-17T14:30:55

My dear sweet Jeanne!❤️ we will miss you here at cherryvale place! Rest on beautiful

Toezha Thompson 2022-09-14T21:24:02

What a shock and a day apart. Our sincere sympathy.

Ed & Judy Winter 2022-09-14T10:38:54

Sending love and prayers to your family for both of your losses.
Pam and Dave Loria

Pam Loria 2022-09-13T12:09:14

We are sorry to hear of your losses. It’s always hard to say goodbye to one family member let alone two. These were beautiful and strong women in your life and we know you will miss them greatly.

Verlyn and Cathy 2022-09-13T09:37:11

We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers

Mary Ann and Lee 2022-09-12T10:10:07

We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and welcoming mom. Prayers for your family.
Carolyn (Brohaugh) and Andy Bos

Carolyn Bos 2022-09-11T20:16:52

We love you and will miss you grandma! I am so glad that you were able to experience my special moments in life: my wedding, meeting Brayden & meeting Kyler. 💕 Love, Kelly Chris Brayden and Kyler

Kelly King 2022-09-11T18:37:00

Mom, the way you lived everyday of your life I know you are in a better place. As a son I couldn’t have asked for a better mother you are “The Greatest of all time”. I will miss you, but never forget you and your life lessons. Love Jim

Jim Kenney 2022-09-11T16:13:54

Dear Kenney Clan, I offer my condolences to all of you. I always saw Aunt Jeanne as such a down to earth and practical person. She loved her children and grandchildren and always liked to visit about what was going on in all of our lives. Theresa, Beth and I had a great visit with her and Carol recently. May she Rest In Peace. Paula Flaherty Terrones

Paila Terrones 2022-09-11T11:16:07

Praying for her family, a very special lady !!

Robert Bowley 2022-09-10T23:56:10

Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of your mom and grandma. She was always so pleasant to us as we’re sure she was to everyone.
Our sympathy,
Mike & Debby

Mike & Debby Keating 2022-09-10T22:50:39

Our sympathies.

Cary and Betsy Winn 2022-09-10T16:59:44

My condolences to the Kenney family.

William Holsker 2022-09-10T08:36:52

My thoughts are with the Kenney’ clan today. What I remember the most about Jean is her bubbly laugh. She had the best laugh. And we heard it often. Rest In Peace kind lady.

Sandra Scheff 2022-09-10T07:15:04


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