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Thomas Kilkenny


Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 10:07 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014 11:35 a.m. CDT

Thomas “Tom” Kilkenny, 77, of Creston died March 21, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston. The Rev. Ken Halbur will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m. today with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Memorials may be given to the family or St. Malachy School. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Thomas Anthony Kilkenny, son of Alice Catherine (Mihm) and Anthony Edward Kilkenny, was born March 9, 1937, in Atchison, Kan.

Tom graduated from Maur Hill High School in 1955.

On Aug. 11, 1962, Tom married Judith Anne Cady in Shawnee, Kan.

They lived in Atchison, Kan., where he worked as a pattern maker for the F&M Foundry, before moving to Creston in 1965 to work for Wellman Dynamics.

Judith died in 1993.

On April 11, 1996, Tom married Sandra Kay Holle in Corning.

Tom retired from Wellman Dynamics in 2000.

Tom was a member of Kansas National Guard, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge No. 605 and Elks Clowns and Eagles Lodge No. 1398. 

Tom is survived by his wife Sandra Kilkenny of Creston; children, Jane Kilkenny of Burbank, Calif., Cecilia (husband Phil) Roudabush of North Liberty, Catherine (husband Todd) Erickson of North Liberty, Kevin Kilkenny of Happy Valley, Ore., Anthony (wife Stephanie) Kilkenny of Olathe, Kan., and Anita (husband Eric) Christensen of Indianola; step-children, Kenneth (wife Heather) Holle of Creston and Rhonda (husband Christopher) Franke of Afton; brother Donald Kilkenny of Atchison, Kan.; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

In addition to his first wife, Tom was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Donald Stephens.

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