David Oscar Cheney, 79, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away October 28, 2023.
David was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 16, 1944. He was adopted as an infant by Oscar Thomas and Mildred Christine Eve Stretz Cheney. Late in life he learned his birth parents were Edwin Trowbridge and Josephine Standish.
He leaves a legacy of love with his wife Mary Holman Cheney, sons John David Cheney & David Michael Cheney and half-brother Pat Trowbridge. David died shortly before his & Mary’s 60th wedding anniversary.
After graduating from Glennon High School and attending the University of Kansas City (UMKC), David worked as a retail meatcutter for Safeway and Hen House. His knife skills created fancy pineapple boats were the hit of many potlucks.
For over 10 years after retirement David procured and repaired durable medical goods. He created a network of charities needing these goods both locally and worldwide through C.U.R.E.
David’s gregarious nature and great sense of humor touched many lives. He was a long-time member of St Ann Parish and the Landlords of Johnson County. He cherished his rock-solid Catholic faith and found great joy in traveling all over the USA and Europe.
A visitation will be at St Ann Church, 7231 Mission Rd, Prairie Village, KS from 5:30 – 7 pm. on Tues. Nov. 7. Funeral Mass will be at 10 AM Wednesday, Nov. 8.