Frank D. Kenney

1922 - 2010



Francis Deming Kenney was born February 20, 1921 to Joseph and Mary Edith (Deming) Kenny. He grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago and graduated from Loyola Academy. He attended the University of Chicago.

He married Virginia “Ginny” Banning in 1944, as he prepared to serve in World War II. They raised three daughters and a son in Barrington, where they taught them love of life, nature, and animals; took them on cross-country camping trips; and introduced them to hiking, backpacking, and equestrian sports.

During World War II, Frank Kenney served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps, in the China-Burma-India Theatre. That experience led to a lifetime admiration of India and the Indian people.

In 1949, he earned a law degree from The University of Chicago. Mr. Kenney was a partner in the law firm of Winston & Strawn, where he practiced corporate real estate law for almost 40 years. He was an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, chair of the Real Property Law Committee for numerous years, and was a longtime member of the Law Club of Chicago.

Lieutenant Kenney passed away peacefully Sept. 8, 2010, in LeRoy, Illinois, 3 weeks after his wife. They rest forever together at Evergreen Cemetery.




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Courtesy of Signal Hill Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution