Thomas John Kenney


POLO – Thomas John Kenney, age 50, of Chicago, formerly of Polo, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago.

Tom was born Feb. 7, 1969 in Dixon the son of John and Lydia (Jimenez) Kenney. He was a 1987 graduate of Polo Community High School. Tom graduated with honors from DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. At DeVry, Tom worked as a faculty assistant and systems faculty assistant for two years. He also served as president of Epsilon Delta Pi, an honor society for Computer Information Systems students. Tom was a systems analyst programmer for CNA Insurance until his department was outsourced. He was employed with Electrical Workers Union Local 134 of Chicago from 2004 until his death. 

He was a loving son, brother, uncle and was an avid White Sox fan. He is dearly missed.

Survivors include his parents of Polo; three sisters, Diana (Doug Bannister) Kenney of Columbia, Mo., Cynthia (Kevin) Dix of South Elgin and Kathleen (Jeff Sterken) Kenney of Chicago; one brother, Jim (Lori) Kenney of Sterling; three nieces, Emily (Brett) Renner of Pompano Beach, Fla., Caitlyn Dix of South Elgin and Kassidy Kenney of Sterling; and three nephews, Ian (Jessi Snyder) Kenney of Urbana, Josh Dix of Chicago and Landon Kenney of Sterling.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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