L. Rex Kearney
L. Rex Kearney, 53, Valley Falls, died April 7, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 21, 1959, at Holton, the son of Thomas D. and Cora Mae Abramson Kearney. A longtime resident of the Valley Falls community, Rex was a 1977 graduate of Valley Falls High School and a member of the Valley Falls Alumni Association.
He served as the superintendent of Kearney & Son Construction Co. in Valley Falls since 1986 and was a member of the Laborer’s Union local No. 264 in Kansas City.
He married Renee L. Harries July 18, 1981, at Oskaloosa. She survives at the home.
He is also survived by his mother, Cora Mae Rathert, Valley Falls; step-mother, Marietta Kearney, Nortonville; one daughter, Audra Moore, Ozawkie; two sons, Caleb Kearney, Oskaloosa, and Jake Kearney, Valley Falls; two brothers, Joe Kearney and Rob Kearney, and three sisters, Sherry Kearney, Janet Gatzemeyer, and Carolyn Elias, all of Valley Falls; and three granddaughters.
Memorial services were at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Valley Falls High School west gym. Visitation and reception followed services from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kearney & Son Construction Co. shop, Valley Falls.
Memorials can be made to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice or to the Rex Kearney Memorial Fund and sent in care of Barnett Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 602, Oskaloosa, 66066.
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