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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.