Richard L. Kinney, 59

Richard L. Kinney, 59, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab. He was born on May 10, 1958 in Wabash County the son of Leroy and Barbara (Mcmahel) Kinney.

Richard was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School Class of 1976. Richard began working straight out of high school at Snap on Tools in Mount Carmel. He also worked at Champion Laboratories until his retirement. Richard loved his family especially his grandson who held a special place in his heart. He loved being outdoors with his dogs at the lake and also fishing in his free time. Richard enjoyed his time that he was able to spend time with family and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Richard will be remembered by his daughter, Cora (David) Brown of West Salem; one grandson, Xander Brown; brother, Mike (Robin) Kinney of Mount Carmel; sister, Trina (Jerry) Hedrick of Mount Carmel; several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents.

In keeping with Richard’s wishes he will be cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Richard’s tribute wall and leave condolences Kinney family, please visit

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