Obituary for Joseph M "Joe" Kinney

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Joseph M "Joe" Kinney

January 10, 1942 - April 16, 2013

Joseph M. “Joe” Kinney, age 71 passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday evening April 16, 2013 in Trafalgar, IN. By his side was his loving wife of 54 years, Mary J. (Stephens) Kinney, whom he married on February 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 & Michael D. Kinney all of Tulsa, OK; ten 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 thirteen 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, IA on January 10, 1942 to the late 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, IA. 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 pm on Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 am until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.


Memorial contributions may 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


Information: (812) 597-4670



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Born: January 10, 1942
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MAR Graphics posted on 1/1/00

To the Kinney Family- Wishing you peace in this time of great sorrow- the family of MAR Graphics extends our deepest sympathies- We still hear stories of Joe and Myron and Mark Bertram's golf outings. Guess we know what Joe and Dad are doing now! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Bobbie Roever Klinkhardt- one of Myron's kids


Gary Lederman posted on 1/1/00

Mary, and the Kinney family, So very sorry for your loss. I thought the world of Joe, He was the best. I'm so glad I had the chance to know him. We'll all miss him greatly, though he'll remain with us, forever in our memories. Gary


Tom & Twyla Edwards posted on 1/1/00

To Mary and Family, Joe was truly a special person and we feel blessed to have spent time with him. Mary, remember the mosquitoes running us off the golf course and the boys continued. The "float boat" and "jello shot" weekend at your beautiful property.(Tom's education to poison ivy.)Memories last forever. May God give strength and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom, Twyla and Colleen


Joe McCormick posted on 1/1/00

What a great guy. We looked forward to his visits with wife Mary. If we weren't talking business, lately it also included commentary about his football team, the Indianapolis Colts. Even though he retired in 2010, he still made the trip to St. Louis with Mary and Jim Oliver. Our deepest sympathy to Mary and his Family. May he rest in peace. He will be missed by all his friends at GCF.


Chuck & Jeanette DeWitt posted on 1/1/00

Mary, I just want you to know how much we care for you and Joe. It's difficult for me to put into words the way that I feel. Joe was a special friend. I will miss his e mails, and us trying to oiut do one another. I'sm sorry we couldn't get up for the service, but our thoughts and prayer are with you and your entire family. Lets be sure to keep in touch. Love, Chuck & Jeanette


E Neil & Esther Cooper posted on 1/1/00

Our sincere sympathy


Bob & Linda Schneider posted on 1/1/00

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May you find peace and joy in your memories and comfort in the love of those around you.