Mike McKenna

Michael S. McKenna, 66, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO and parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2020 due to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He was surrounded in love with his family by his side.  Mike was born July 13, 1954 to Stephen E. and Margaret F. (Barrett) McKenna in Yonkers, NY.

Mike only like to be called “Mike” – never Michael!

He was an avid hockey fan, as well as baseball and football.  The KC Royals and Kansas City Chiefs were his favorite teams.

Mike was an honorary member of the New Hamburg Fire Department in Wappinger Falls, NY.  He had a great interest in collecting uniform patches, books and fire department memorabilia.

He was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the St. Therese Knights of Columbus; and a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Kansas City. Mike was proud of his Irish heritage!

 Traditional Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.


With his amazing memory and fondness of trivia, he was a great fan of “Jeopardy” and attended some local Trivia contests.

Most importantly everyone that knew or met Mike, will always remember him as “a gentle-soul.”

Mike was preceded in death by both parents.  He is survived by his older brother, Edward McKenna (Connie) and their children: Shaun (Pam) and Kelly. His sister, Fran McKenna and her children: Steve Diegel (Abby); Scott McKenna (Rachel); Chris Diegel and Ken Diegel; great nieces and nephews: Bree, Karson, Kenna, Katelyn, Emma, Connor and Ella; and extended family members in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

A Visitation will be held from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at St. Therese Catholic Church 7207 N.W. Highway 9 Kansas City, MO.  The Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Michael’s life will commence at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Cisetti presiding.  Due to Covid -19, everyone in attendance will be required to wear a facial mask. Burial will immediately follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Parkville, MO.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.  Memories of Mike and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com


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