Obituaries

Rev. Richard Kenneavy

December 7, 1948 - May 12, 2021

Rev. Richard “Dick” Kenneavy III, 72, of North Aurora, loving husband of 50 years passed away peacefully at home in the presence of his family on May 12, 2021. He was born December 7, 1948 in Evansville, IN to Richard Francis and Audrey Lee (Bechtold) Kenneavy II.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; two sons, Michael, and Patrick (Jennifer); three grandchildren, Devon (Jill), Brenna, and Morgan; two great-grandchildren, Chase and Cole; his siblings, Carol (Kurt), Nancy (Brian), Roger (Dawn), Kathy, Kevin (Stacey) and Tom (Casey). 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Richard Kenneavy and Audrey Reininger, and his stepmother, Phyllis Kenneavy.

Richard was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam War where he was awarded a Purple Heart; Bronze Stars and other medals.  Richard spent his career working for Lucent Technologies as an engineer.  Upon retirement he attended Northern Illinois Seminary and went on to become an ordained minister.  He served as an interim pastor at Faith Baptist Church of Mill Creek and First Baptist Church of Plano.

Richard was a proud and dedicated Mason and had been a member of Batavia Masonic Lodge #404 since 1997.

Visitation and all services will be held at First Baptist Church Aurora 15 Oak Avenue Aurora, IL A funeral service will begin at 10:30 A.M. Monday May 17, 2021 with the Masonic service, then the religious service to begin at 11:00 A.M.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service.  Interment will follow at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Batavia Mason Lodge #404 or First Baptist Church of Aurora. 

Guest Book

  • Valinda Kennedy Dick, praying peace be with you in heaven. Sherry praying for God to comfort and meet your needs during this difficult time. Do not worry about Dick he took a lot of good with him for his trip. Love Your Friend, Valinda & Steven
  • Don and Linda I am at a loss for words! RIP Dick, you will be greatly missed.
  • Wayne Senneke Rest easy my friend. I worked with you at Lucent and you brought me into the Masonic Brotherhood. A fine man. God bless the family in this time of sorrow.
  • Lisa Hohmann Such a sweet, kind man. Always greeted you with a smile. I know he Loved God, and he was greeted in Heaven with “Welcome Good and Faithful Servant”!
  • Debra Byers I will miss you Dick, you were such a kind and good man. I’ve known you many years and I was always proud to know you. You had such a good influence on my grandsons always a good example for them. Prayers for your family and all who loved you. ❤️
  • Barb and David Rest In Peace Uncle Dick - you will be deeply missed