Rob A. Kenniston

Rob A. Kenniston, 47, Kansas City, KS, formerly of Camdenton, Mo, passed away June 22, 2017 at KU Medical Center.  A visitation will be held 11 AM on Monday June 26, 2017, followed by a service at noon at Heartland, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo 64133.

Rob is survived by his wife Blanca Kenniston; daughter, Jessica Garcia; granddaughter, Aniyah Morgan; parents, Ralph and Brenda Kenniston; brothers, Brian Kenniston, Seth Kenniston; sisters Amy Kenniston, Faith Kenniston, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Pat Kenniston and maternal grandparents, “Ralph and Virginia Clum.

Rob was born at Richards-Gabour Air Force Base August 19, 1969. Rob graduated from Camdenton High School in 1987; after high school, he enlisted in the United States Army as an infantryman. Rob also served in the National Guard from 1998 to 2002.  Rob had worked as a roofer, truck driver, maintenance man, cable installer and in law enforcement. The career he loved the most was working at the VA Medical Center in Kansas City. He had a great deal of compassion for the veterans and especially for those who served in WWII. He intently listened to their stories and looked forward every day to helping to meet their needs. When one would pass he was grieved.

Rob loved being with his granddaughter Aniyah. She gave him a lot of joy. He enjoyed gardening and was very fond of his dogs. At a young age Rob accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. The family knows he is at peace in the presence of his Savior. Many life issues were perplexing to him and he often struggled at times to see the answers to the issues clearly. There are no struggles in the presence of God. His struggles are over and the answers are now clear.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the VA Medical Center (for needs of veterans) in Kansas City; log on to the Medical Center web site and you can give via E-Donate. Rob had very strong feelings for the veteran’s needs.


  1. Natalie Beyer Kauffman on June 26, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this I’m glad he is now in the arms of our Savior….Peace be with you all knowing he is with our Lord…..
    Natalie ( Beyer) Kauffman

  2. Kathy Estep on June 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Ralph and Brenda I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Bob and Marilyn Shore on June 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    We are so sad to learn or your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and prayers for strength and comfort in the days ahead. I Christian love,

  4. Mike and Rita Fera on June 26, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Dear Ralph and Brenda, we are so very, very sorry! We are praying for you and all your family. Sending our love. Mike and Rita

  5. Jim and Linda Stewart on June 26, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Gone all too soon. May he rest in peace in the arms of his Father.
    Our heartfelt condolences to his family. You must be very proud of the man he became.

  6. Angela Miner (Evans) on June 26, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Ralph and Brenda,
    Very sorry to hear about his passing. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. Always remember to lean on the Lord for comfort.

  7. Curt Jones on June 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Ralph and Brenda,
    We are so sorry for your loss! The comfort comes in knowing you will see Rob again in Heaven. May His Peace and Comfort be with you and your family. You are all in our prayers.
    Curt and Amy Jones

  8. Don barrett on June 26, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I am so heartbroken. Just hardly can wrap my mind around his being gone. So sorry and praying for your family.

  9. Andrea Rhoades on June 26, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Ralph and Brenda,
    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  10. Missy Danuser Beck on June 26, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Brian I am so sorry to hear. God be with you and your family

  11. Ernie and Jane Calvert on June 27, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Ralph and Brenda, we are so very sorry to hear this. May God place you under His wing and keep you there as long as you need to stay. There just are no words that help at a time like this. We love you. Ernie and Jane

  12. Brenda and Cliff Colter on June 27, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Ralph and Brenda, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Rob. Praying God’s peace and mercy sustains you now and the days to come. Your family will be in our prayers.

  13. Doug and Sandy Doren on June 27, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Ralph and Brenda, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, although there is the greatest of comfort in knowing he belonged to Christ. With love for you and your family, Doug and Sandy

  14. Cindy (Heppler) Switzer on June 27, 2017 at 9:07 am

    So sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man! May the peace of knowing he is in our Saviors arms give us some measure of relief . Prayers going up for your entire family, friends and loved ones!

  15. Dolores Williams on June 27, 2017 at 9:15 am

    So sorry to learn of your loss. God bless!

  16. Laura Weigel on June 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you and your family the peace that only h can give. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace with God. You will be in my prayers.
    Love your cousin Laura

  17. Gia Calvin on June 27, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Rob was a one of a kind friend, had not seen him since high school days but always knew he was good man and cared deeply for his family and friends, I will keep you all in my prayers

  18. Jennie Crowell on June 27, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Ralph and Brenda and family, I’m so heartfeltly saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I am (and will be) praying that the Lord of Comfort wrap you in His arms and hold you close to His heart so you can know His peace and His love.

  19. Dave Sandlin on June 27, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Ralph and Brenda You are in our hearts and prayers. God’s blessings.

  20. Angie (Hatton)Blagden on June 27, 2017 at 11:54 am

    So very sorry for your loss. I went to school k -12 with Rob and a few years ago when he was staying here in the lake area I ran into him and he and I and another classmate spent several evenings talking about growing together. So sad he’s gone and he will be missed by all.

  21. Duke and Bertha and Mandy on June 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Ralph and Brenda I just saw where Rob passed and we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort in your hearts.

  22. Jason Burks on June 27, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Ralph and Brenda, I know I speak for my parents, Aaron, and Mikel in expressing our deepest sympathies. Thoughts and prayers for all your family! I fondly remember all the great times we had at First Baptist and on Bridal Cave road. God Bless.

  23. Kenneth Capps jr on June 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I was at Ft Benning when he was going through basic and AIT. I visited him several times. Can’t believe he is gone. I’ll keep you all in my prayers.

  24. Linda Carson on June 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss I’m praying for you

  25. Millie & Harry Gilbert on June 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    We send our love and prayers Ralph and Brenda. May our Saviour, the God of all comfort fill your hearts with peace.

  26. Denise Holley (Westhoff) Carter on June 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I and my Family are saddened greatly to hear of Rob’s passing. He was a great man and helped my family member during a severe time of need. My the Lord bring this Angel home so you will meet again.

  27. Wanda Barnett on June 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Ralph and Brenda, Larry just sent me a text telling me about Rob. I cannot even imagine your grief, but just want to say I send my love and prayers to you. You knew me as Wanda Brownell.

  28. Robert and Sharon Hunter on June 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Ralph and Brenda, so sorry for your loss. May the Lord lift you and be with all of your family during his time. You are in our prayers.

  29. Todd Daniel on June 28, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Very sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. We have been remembering fun times we had with Rob as kids in Camdenton with Rich, Scott, Aaron, and me. It still seems like it was not that long ago. He will be missed.

  30. Annette and Jerry Gilbert on June 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Brenda,Ralph,Brian & Amy,
    So very sorry for your loss of your Son Rob and brother Brian and Amy.
    Know Rob always had a rough time in life, but so thankful and reassuring he is at peace today.
    We shared alot of wonderful family times with our families growing up and Rob will always be remembered for the fun and crazy antics the boys could find to get into.
    Sorry we were out of state when you had his services. We would definitely have been there.
    We love you guys and hold you in our thoughts and prayers for his comfort and peace. Love you all very much.

  31. Karen Dwight on June 29, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Rob. Wayne and I pray for comfort and peace to you and your family now and the weeks to come.

  32. Christopher and Jennifer Beyer on June 29, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Ralph, Brenda, Brian and Amy, you are all in our prayers and have our condolences.

  33. Amy Kenniston on August 5, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Rob you were one amazing man and brother. You had a heart of gold. You were always so protective of me growing up and also as an adult.You was always my favorite brother. I know I will see you again in heaven.

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