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Kevin E. Cheney - 49

12/25/1969 - 4/30/2019

Clinton, Iowa

     Kevin E. Cheney, age 49 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Genesis East Hospital, Davenport.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until the service time Monday at the church.  Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.

     Kevin was born in Clinton on December 25, 1969, the son of Roger Cheney and Nancy Meyer Cheney.  He graduated from Clinton High School in 1988.  Kevin had been employed at HyVee, Skyline Center, Family Video, with the Clinton Lumber Kings and had delivered the Clinton Herald.  He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir.  He loved playing Bingo at the Moose and at the former Eagles Club.   Kevin was an avid sports fan who loved going to Lumber King games and hanging with Louie.  He was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeye’s, Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packers.  He enjoyed 40 years of participating in the Special Olympics, Boy Scouts, and collecting sport cards.

     Kevin is survived by his mother, Nancy Meyer of Clinton; his father, Roger (Janice) Cheney of Clinton;  3 siblings, Lorie (Brian) Vogel, Allan Cheney and Christie (Greg) Anderson all of Clinton; a step-brother, Randy Wall; a step-sister, Julie Wall; his grandmother, Carrie Brightwell of Clinton; a special friend, Paula Hayton of Clinton, and aunts, uncles and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his step-father, Don Meyer.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.  Online condolences may be left at


Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Pape Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM until the service time Monday at the church.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery.


  • Marsha Smith

    on 05/02/19

    I will never forget Kevin's wonderful smile and how he always stopped and talked to us no matter where we were...a ball game, in a restaurant or just on the street. My son helped years ago with Special Olympics and knew Kevin.  Kevin had the kindest heart of anyone I knew and he will never be forgotten but terribly missed by us all.  God bless him and your family.


  • Jeanne

    on 05/02/19

    I was so sad to hear of Kevin's passing yesterday. He was truly just the nicest person and had the sweetest smile and laugh. RIP Kevin, I hope to see you again someday.

  • Drew Kelley

    on 05/02/19

    Kevin was an amazing soul. He was always happy to see me, excited to tell me about what he's been up to and the special Olympics, and eager to help. He will be dearly missed.

  • Gene Kracht

    on 05/02/19

    Kevin would set up the Bingo machine every Friday at the Eagle Club where he was a member and an Officer of the club. Always a smile and a "There's Trouble" when I seen him. You will be missed my friend.

  • Lynnette Murphy

    on 05/02/19

    Dear Cheney Family, I served sandwiches through Share Our Sandwiches and Kevin always greeted me at my car. He would always help me bring the sandwiches in along with heavy totes that had items to give out. He would always say, "I will help you, can I carry something?" I will miss his happy smile and grateful way. He would always say thank you and want to help me put things back into my car, what a wonderful guy. Thank you for sharing him with us. Lynnette Murphy Share Our Sandwiches Volunteer
  • Tracey, Jennifer, and Tucker Smith along with J & D Steakhouse Family

    on 05/02/19

    Dear Cheney Family,

    Kevin left such a mark on everyone he met, we are the owners of J & D Steakhouse and Kevin would come in at least once a day just to chat with us and hangout. We always had conversations about his special olympics and he always brought in his awards to show us. He loved our son Tucker so so much and he always told the story about when he met Tucker for the first time. Tucker was crying as we were leaving the restaurant one night and Kevin was walking by and when Tucker saw him he stopped crying and Kevin gave him a big hug and from that point on he always called Tucker his little buddy and asked about him every single day. Kevin was such a sweet guy and he will be dearly missed at J & D Steakhouse. Being at work tonight just did not feel right without having Kevin come in and chat with us. We are planning on attending the visitation and possibly funeral.  We are truly and deeply sorry for your loss. 

  • Keith and Phyllis Jensen

    on 05/03/19

    So sorry for your loss of Kevin

  • Terry Greene

    on 05/03/19

      I first met Kevin when I worked at Skyline. He was always polite and had a big smile. After all those years, when we saw each other, no matter where we where he always had a smile and a big hug. He will never be forgotten.

  • Pete

    on 05/03/19

    It's hard to soak this in.  Who am I going to count locomotives with, and sing "16 Tons" to from now on?  I already miss the guy a lot.

  • Bobbie Nelson

    on 05/03/19

    I am so sorry to hear about Kevins passing. Sending prayers and thoughts for the family as you go through this difficult time.
  • Penny Fullick

    on 05/05/19

    Kevin will be missed at church and bible class on Sunday. He always had a smile and a story to tell. Heaven gained another angel.
  • john d hullinger

    on 05/05/19

    such a loss for the friends he made I am one of the many

  • Paulette Lynch

    on 05/06/19

    Kevin will be greatly missed in this town.  It was so nice to see so many people turn out to pay their respects to Kevin.  He was like a flame, and all of Clinton were moths that were inexplicably drawn to him. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Bob Messina

    on 08/06/19

    • I just learned tonight of the passing of Kevin. I drive the bus for the Beloit Snappers Baseball team and first met Kevin years ago. He would always come by the visiting teams bus, talk to me and tell the players “good game.”  I always looked forward to coming to Clinton knowing Kevin would be around. His face would light up when he saw me in the stands. He was truly a kind and gentle soul. He loved telling me of his trips to Ames to compete in the Special Olympics and talk baseball.   
    •  I missed seeing Kevin the last couple nights and asked if he was ok and was informed of his passing. My condolences to his family. I will miss Kevin very much. He was a beautiful person who touched my heart.     Rest In Peace my friend. 

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