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Joseph 'Joe' Kinney, 71, Trafalgar

Joseph M. “Joe” Kinney, 71, passed away peacefully at his residence Tuesday evening, April 16, 2013, in Trafalgar. By his side was his loving wife of 54 years, Mary J. (Stephens) Kinney, whom he married Feb. 20, 1959, in Macedonia, Iowa.

Joe is also survived by his children, Debbra Kinney of New Whiteland, Jerrold (Stephanie) Kinney of Indianapolis and Jonathan (Karen) Kinney of Brownsburg. He will be remembered by his siblings, Marsha M. (Jarred) Tillson, Elena (Dave) Eaton and Michael D. Kinney, all of Tulsa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, James Michael Kinney, Heather Marie Kinney, Nicole Ann Kinney, Bryan Joseph Kinney, Andrew Kinney, Elijah L. Shafer, Aaron Joseph Shafer, Matthew A. Shafer, Samuel Levi Shafer and Joshua Clark Kinney; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Shafer in 2011 and Nancy Jo Kinney in 1960.

Joe was born in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 10, 1942, to J. Milton and Marvina H. (Heard) Kinney. He was a 1960 graduate of Carson-Macedonia High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Joe retired in 2010 as a manager and salesman for Stenno Carbon Company in Indianapolis after 15 years of service.

Joe was a member of the United Methodist Church and was known for his great sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing and playing golf with his wife and other family members and “the guys.” Joseph also enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren and spending time with his dog, “Bogey.”

Mr. Samuel Laythan will conduct a funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Joe to the Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Care Center, 8111 S. Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Kinney family at www.meredith-clark.com.

  • January 27
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • January 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 27
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • January 27
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 27
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 28
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • January 28
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • January 28
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • January 29
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 30
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • January 31
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • February 2
    Gnaw Bone Sewage District
    5:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • February 3
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • February 3
    Bean Blossom Regional Sewer Board
    7:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 4
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District annual meeting
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7616 E. State Road 45, Unionville
  • February 4
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • February 4
    Van Buren Township Advisory Board
    7 p.m. Van Buren trustee's office, 4748 Christianburg Road
  • February 5
    Jackson Township Board
    6 p.m. Jackson Fire Station, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • February 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • February 9
    Washington Township Trustees
    7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • February 12
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • February 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • February 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • February 17
    Hamblen Trustee Board annual review
    6:30 p.m. 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane off Hornettown Road