Obituary for Mrs. Mary Jane Kinney

Mrs. Mary Jane Kinney thumbnail

Mrs. Mary Jane Kinney

August 7, 1940 - November 4, 2018

Mary Jane (Stephens) Kinney, age 78, passed away Sunday evening, November 4, 2018 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Mary was born August 7, 1940, in Carson Macedonia, Iowa to her parents, the late Guy and Mable (Dobbs) Stephens. She was a 1958 graduate of Carson Macedonia High School. Mary was a homemaker and worked in the past at Harter’s Furniture Store in Sturgis, Michigan and Stenno Carbon Company in Indianapolis.

She was a member of the Carmel Baptist Church. Mary enjoyed traveling and playing golf with her husband, especially at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Marathon Key, Florida. She was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and enjoyed fishing and cooking for her family. Mary loved watching and feeding the birds as well as playing cards with her family.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 54 loving years, Joseph M. ‘Joe’ Kinney on April 16, 2013. They were married on February 20, 1959 in Macedonia, Iowa.

She was also preceded in death by daughters, Barbara Shafer and Nancy Jo Kinney; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Kinney; siblings, Bill, Gary, Bob, Mayola, Dean, Larman and Dwayne Stephens, Dorothy Keller and Betty Edic.

Mary is survived by her children, Debbra Kinney of New Whiteland, Jerrold Kinney of Indianapolis and Jonathan (Karen) Kinney of Brownsburg; siblings, Jolene Adkins of Nebraska, Clifford Stephens of Iowa and Dwight (Judy) Stephens of Texas; grandchildren, James Michael, Heather Marie, Nicole Ann, Bryan Joseph and Andrew Kinney, Elijah L., Aaron Joseph, Matthew A., and Samuel Levi Shafer and Joshua Clark; and several great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. 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 Mary to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St. Ste. 1180 Indianapolis, IN 46204 or to the Alzheimer’s Association 50 E. 91st Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Condolences may be made to the Kinney family at Information:  (812) 597-4670




Leave a Condolence

Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

| Map

Service Information

Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

| Map


Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Mary by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Mrs. Mary Jane Kinney

Born: August 7, 1940
Died: November 4, 2018

Condolences for Mrs. Mary Jane Kinney

Sandra Fixell posted on 11/6/18

I’m so sorry for your loss Jon and family. I will always remember the good times we had playing hearts with your mom and dad whenever Craig and I came to visit and the great times we had playing golf at Hilton Head and of course the times we had fishing together. I’m sure Craig, Joe and your mom are all up in Heaven doing all of these things together again waiting for me. Bless you all and again, I’m so sorry for your loss.


Chuck & Jeanette DeWitt posted on 11/6/18

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. Along with her husband Joe, we had some great times. Will never forget our days in Donia .. Condolences to all of her family.