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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.

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  • November 21
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
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    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
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  • December 12
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
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    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
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    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
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