Kenneth Swinney

Kenneth Swinney, 77, Kansas City, Kansas passed away February 22, 2022.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Monday, February 28, 2022 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri.  Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM.  Burial in Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, Kansas.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

Ken was born August 30, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas to Fleetwood & Gertrude Swinney. He retired after 42 years as a  railroad  conductor with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.  He will be remembered for his bib overalls, being mistaken for Santa Claus and hanging out with his family and friends as much as possible.  Ken was an avid KU Basketball fan. He was an active member and volunteer in his church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.  Survivors include; sons & daughters-in-law, Jonathan F & Tammy Swinney, Lenexa, Kansas, Kenneth V Swinney & Andrea Amador, Kansas City, Missouri; daughter & son-in-law, Keely & Morgan Long, Harrisburg, Missouri; sister, Mary Howard Gourley, Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Janessa Meeks (Tyler), Lorryn Marsh (Evan), Lauren Baxter (Matt), Jacob F Swinney, Lexie Swinney, Addison Long, Ella Long, Charlotte Long, and Charley Long; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Olivia, Leo, Noah and Lawsyn.

Visits: 6


  1. Lisa Albers on February 24, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Ken was an important family member throughout the years. He will always be remembered with fond memories. RIP, Ken. You will be remembered with love.

  2. Ginny on February 25, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Always warm and welcoming, with an unending love for God, family, his pups, and a good joke. Ken is a man who will be missed greatly, and I will remember him with much love and respect.

  3. Rusty Morris on February 27, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I was just thinking about Kenny a couple weeks ago. We go way back, double dating in High School. Then working on the Rail Road together. I always call him Fleetwood on the radio RIP my old friend.

  4. Lynn Steele on February 28, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Kenny and I attended Muncie Elementary and Turner High Schools together. He was a great guy from the get go. I will always have my fond memories of our time together growing up. Love to all the family and friends.

  5. Bear on March 7, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Well brother, it’s been over a year now and I can’t still shake the loss. Coffee, breakfast, Christmas Eve, road trips, we did it all. Best brother a person could ever have.

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