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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • James S. (Jim) Kinsey

  • James S. (Jim) Kinsey, 88, of Hannibal, Mo., died at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Beth Haven Nursing Home.
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  • James S. (Jim) Kinsey, 88, of Hannibal, Mo., died at 10:44 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Beth Haven Nursing Home.
    Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel, with Pastor Rick Chapman officiating. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park.  Visitation will be from noon until time of services Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
    Mr. Kinsey was born July 3, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Arthur S. and Anna Laura Snell Kinsey.
    He married Wanda Moss on Dec. 1, 1945, in Tulsa, Okla. She preceded him in death Oct. 26, 2006.
    Survivors include one son, James (Jerry) Gerald (Nancy) Kinsey of Columbia, Mo.; one daughter, Carol Sue (Rev. Bernie) Dike of Strafford, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, James Russell (Brandy) Godert, Lara Suzanne (Tim) Lovitt, John (Jennifer) Andrew Kinsey, Benjamin Andrew Dike, Abby Jean (Dwight) Manegold, Megan Jean Dike, Janae Tashawn Dike, Atlee Mark Dike, Kadee Hope Dike, Jodee Beth Dike, Joshua Allen Dike, Eli Nathaniel Dike and Alex Joe Dike; and 19 great-grandchildren. One brother survives, William Kinsey of Jerseyville, Ill. 
    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Wanda Kinsey; daughter, Sherry Ann King; and grandson, James Joshua Kinsey.
    Jim Kinsey retired from Burlington Northern Railroad. He was a switchman for over 20 years. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He served overseas aboard the USS Texas and USS Mobile.
    Jim was a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College, now Hannibal-LaGrange University. Wanda served as secretary to the president at Hannibal-LaGrange for many years and the Kinseys were very loyal to the college and volunteered often on campus and were longtime supporters of the college.
    They were first members at Antioch Baptist Church and later became members at Fifth Street Baptist Church. The Kinseys were always generous to people with special needs. Jim was one of the founders of Swamp Foxes Black Powder Club. He loved restoring older homes in Hannibal and loved to make his family laugh.
    Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Unit at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
    Pallbearers will be James Russell Godert, John Andrew Kinsey, Dwight Manegold, Tim Lovitt, Joshua Chapman and Mike Heathman.
    Condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com.

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