Ethel Kinsey, 95

Ethel Inez Kinsey, 95, North Manchester, died at 2:10 p.m. Monday, May 27,  at Wabash County Hospital.  She was born Sept. 30, 1917 in Berthold, N.D., to John and Golda (Feigley) Slack.

Ethel was a 1936 graduate of Claypool High School, and was a graduate of the Indiana University Purdue University School of Nursing, Fort Wayne.  She married Roy L. Kinsey in Claypool on March 12, 1938.  She was a registered nurse and worked at Wabash County Hospital, Vernon Manor Children’s Home, Timbercrest Retirement Community, and Peabody Retirement Community.  Ethel was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Wabash.  She enjoyed reading, knitting, cross-stitching, crocheting, crafts, and gardening. 

She is survived by her husband, Roy L. Kinsey, North Manchester; three children, David  (Carolyn)  Kinsey, Harned, Ky., Anne (Dr. Robert) Steele, Kokomo, and Mary (Stan) Willmert, Wabash;  seven grandchildren, Andrew (Lacey) Montgomery, Chicago, Ill., Scott Montgomery, Kokomo, Stephanie Kinsey, Bloomington, Marienne Kinsey, Indianapolis, Konrad (Julie) Willmert, Jonesboro, Kristopher (Stephanie) Willmert, LaFontaine,  and Anne Willmert, Wabash; five great grandchildren; and her sister, Dorothy Neff, Applegate, Ore.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Cauffman.

Funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana.  Friends may call 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Ethel may be signed at

Posted on 2013 May 29