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“My prayers have been with Duane and family for quite a while. His dear mother Kathy and I go back 20 years now- there isn't a mother on earth who...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lynne Verros - Richland, WA

“My thoughts & prayers are with you all, sorry for your loss. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Byron Coffelt - Pasco, WA

“SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF THIS WONDERFUL MAN. LOTS OF MILES AND TIME SEPARATE US BUT RUSTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN MY HEART. MY MEMORIES ARE OF A YOUNG MAN...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: marianne redlinger mehaffey - KY

“We are very sad at the passing of our Nephew. Because of the distance between us most of his life, we were unable to have the Uncle relationship...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Richard and Bonnie Redlinger - FL

“It seems like yesterday when our families would all gather at Grandma and Grandpa Redlinger's for Holiday events. Even though the years have passed...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Sherri Redlinger Murphy - FL

“All of us in Florida were sad to hear the news that Rusty passed away. Like his cousin, Doug, he left this world too soon. I remember Rusty most as...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Sandy Redlinger Antonopoulos - FL

“I worked at the Kania Clinic for many years and had the pleasure of seeing Duane at least once a month. No matter what he was going through, and I...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Amber Pearce - Pasco, WA

“Connie, Haley and Matthew: Our hearts broke for you all yesterday. We know Duane fought this so hard. We will keep you all in our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy and Greg Herman - Kennewick, WA

“Dear Connie and Family: My heartfelt love and condolences are with you during this great loss of your loved one. I pray that the Lord will sustain...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mavis Burnett - pasco, WA

“Our Thoughts and Prayers goes out to Connie and family. You never know how Strong you are until being Strong is the only choice you have. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry & Dee Irvin - Kennewick, WA


On Sunday, January 29, 2012 we lost our beloved son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend, Duane "Rusty" Kearney Jr. to his hard fought battle with cancer. Duane was born September 4, 1960 to Duane Sr. and Kathy (Redlinger) Kearney in Lakeland, Florida. Duane grew up in Lakeland, Florida with his parents, brother Talbert Coy and sister Kerry, moving to Kennewick, Washington in 1974. Duane attended Highlands Junior High and graduated from Kamiakin High School in 1979. Duane married Connie Cranford on November 17, 1990. Daughter Haley was born June 20, 1993, on Father's Day, "the best Father's Day present ever", he always said. Son Matthew was born on June 10, 1996, and was one of his best friends. The Kearney's enjoyed camping trips, picnics, BBQ's and baseball games with family and friends. Duane was a grounds man for the Pasco School District from 1997 to his passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Duane was a hard worker and a great provider for his family. Duane was preceded in death by his father, Duane Kearney Sr., Maternal/Paternal Grandparents, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Duane is survived by his wife Connie, their children Haley and Matthew. He also leaves his mother Kathy Proctor, mother-in-law Jane Cranford, brother Talbert Coy Kearney, sister Kerry (Michael) Torres, sisters-in-law DeVonne Roth, Laura Cranford and Janice (Gene) Batey Jr., nieces Brianne Briggs, Krista Gillespie, Jenna and Jessica Batey, nephews Derik Briggs, Michael and Sheldon Roth, his step-daughter Melissa Warn and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and good friends. Memorial services will be held at the Cathedral of Joy, 1153 Gage Blvd in Richland at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Duane's name to the Tri Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House, 1480 Fowler St, Richland, WA 99352. Duane, we will miss your practical jokes and sense of humor. You will be missed and loved always.

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