Thursday, December 29, 2016

E. Ova Kinney, 1877-1960

The Seymour Herald – 4 February 1960
  Ova Kinney, son of Jesse G. Kinney and Louisa E[noch] Kinney, was born Feb. 10, 1877, in Appanoose county, one mile west of Jerome.  He was the fourth child born in the family of nine.  They were all born on the same farm.
  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and was active in the work for two and one-half years.  He made his home with his parents and had work in Jerome.  On June 30, 1901, he was united in marriage to Leonie Mitten and to this union was born one son, Walter H. Kinney who passed away at the age of eight years.  The loss of his son was a great sorrow in his life.
  He was a member of the Methodist church for a number of years, being very humble and having a great love for music and its possibilities for good.  He took an active part in the church choir and male quartet.  His favorite music was band and male quartet numbers.  He attended school and Sunday school at Jerome.
  His companion passed away March 24, 1945.
  He was a man of good character and enjoyed the company of friends around him.
  He was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers (Clyde, Frank and Carl) and two sisters (Mary, known as Mamie, and Maud Kinney Bolin) and his wife and young son.
  Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Osta Norris of Jewell and Mrs. Effie Haux of Cedar Rapids, and one brother, George of Cincinnati.
  Death came to Ova Kinney Sunday morning, Jan. 31, 1960, at the Windsor hotel in Seymour where he had made his home since retiring from the farm in 1945.
  For every kindness to us at the time of the death of our brother, E. O. Kinney, who thank you very much.  We are especially grateful for the thoughtfulness of the people at the Windsor hotel.  May the good Lord bless and keep thee.
Mrs. Osta Norris and family
Mrs. Effie Houx
Mr. and Ms. George Kinney
Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Mitten
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Mitten
Gravestone of 
E. Ova and Leona Mitten Kinney
in the Tharp Cemetery, Wayne County, Iowa
 Thanks to Jocelyn Faris for the photo of the above gravestone.

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