Obit for Kenny Risner

Written by on June 29, 2022

Kenny Risner 88

of Kenton

Funeral services for Kenneth “Kenny” Risner will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 1, 2022 at The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton with Rev. David Holbrook officiating. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery. Friends and family may visit on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Kenneth “Kenny” Risner Private First Class passed away on June 25, 2022 at his residence. He was born on October 6, 1933 in McGuffey  to the late Okey and Cloie (Jordan) Risner. He married Lorilla Shope of 56 years and she survives in Kenton.

Also surviving are his children; Shannon (Scott) Cavinee of Belle Center and Kara Risner of Kenton, grandchildren; Cody Cavinee of Kenton, Brady (Halley) Cavinee of Shelbyville, Indiana, Gracie (Jack) Tonges of Versailles, Indiana, Kyle Jackson of Larue, Ohio, great grandchildren; Maci Jackson of Larue, Ohio, sisters; Katherine Johnson of McGuffey, Janet Kearns of McGuffey, Lavern (Claude) Conley of McGuffey, brothers; Gary (Judy) Risner of McGuffey, Mike (Monica) Risner of McGuffey and several nieces and nephews. He was an honorary papa to many kids, including Jordan (Herzog) Trombley and Kyra Fleming.

He was preceded in death by a brother; Pearl “Bud” Risner and niece; Jayna McGlaughlin and brother-in-laws; James Johnson and John Kearns.

Kenny was a 1952 graduate from McGuffey High School “Home of the Rockets”.  After graduation he began working at Lima Locomotive. He left Lima Locomotive to serve 2 years in the United States Army.  Upon his discharge from  the army he started a long career in the school bus manufacturing industry.
That career began at Sheller Globe in Lima, Ohio that later became known as Superior Coach.  When Superior Coach closed, he then became plant manager at Mid Bus Inc. in Bluffton, Ohio where he retired from in 1996. To keep himself busy after retirement,  Kenny ran a garbage route for SV&E for 10 years!

Kenny was a member of the Kenton Moose Lodge, Eagles and American Legion.

 He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching OSU and Cincinnati Reds. Kenny especially liked spending time with his grandkids and being a part of anything they were involved in. Kenny was a loving husband, dad and papa.

Memorial donations may be made to Flying Horse Farms at 5260 State Route 95, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.

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