Kenney grew up in rural Oregon and came to Missouri for medical school. It’s where she met and married her husband, who had grown up in rural Clinton, Missouri. Working in such a small town, Kenney knows all the patients in her practice well. Her military and medical training, combined with what she’s seeing happen on the ground, prompted her to make a personal plea to Missouri Gov. “To not do something so simple is mind-boggling.”Given Kenney’s rural background, you might think Parson would listen to her; he tends to listen to people in rural Missouri, who have been vocal in their opposition to mandatory masking.