KINSEY, Kathryn Arline Dillaman, 97, of Shadyside Care Center, Shadyside, Ohio, formerly of Cameron, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
She was born on February 5, 1916, at Meadville, Pa., the eldest daughter of the late Frank B. and Helen Wasson Dillaman. She moved to Cameron with her parents when she was 11 months old when her father accepted a job with Cameron Tool & Supply Co.
She was a 1934 graduate of Cameron High School, where she was in many school plays. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Cameron, where she was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service, taught Sunday School class, helped with Bible School, and was chairperson for many meals. She was a member of the Seven Hills Garden Club, the Cameron Women's Club, and the Cameron Senior Citizens. She worked for a few years at the Cameron Pottery. She was head cook at Cameron Grade School for 19 years, retiring in 1976.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Ronald W. Kinsey, in August 2005, her sister Marian Dillaman Kinsey in April of 2011, and her 6-month-old baby brother Willard Wasson Dillaman in 1919.
Surviving are her two sons and their wives, Walter and Wyvonna (Mason) Kinsey of Nitro, W.Va., and William and Linda (Earnest) Kinsey of Moundsville, W.Va., one sister, Clara Louise Dillaman Rogers of Sollomons, Md., one brother-in-law, James and his wife Betty (Elbin) Kinsey of Moundsville, two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Kinsey Bush of Lakeside-Marblehead, Ohio and Mary Lou Duffy Kinsey of St. Clairsville, Ohio, 5 grandchildren, Twyla (Kinsey) and her husband Matthew Ens of Liberty Township, Ohio, Tammy (Kinsey) and her husband Shannon Schaible of Hilliard, Ohio, Mark Kinsey of Durham, N.C., Daniel Kinsey and his wife Barbara of Charleston, W.Va., and Jeffrey Kinsey and his wife Becki of Cincinnati, Ohio, three great-grandsons, Brennan Brooks, Aaron Kinsey, and Nathan Kinsey, four great-granddaughters, Kaitlyn Brooks, Michelle Ens, Tabitha Ens and Broke Kinsey, and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, with the funeral immediately following at 3 p.m. at Anderson's Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Cameron, WV, with the Rev. Mike Dunn officiating. Entombment will be at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park on State Route 88, near Sherrard, W.Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Cameron in care of Mel Boyd, RD 5, Box 544, Cameron, WV 26033.