Frances “Jane” Kinney, 94, returned to God and her Savior at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018.

She was born in Peru, Ind., on May 8, 1924, to Vernon and Josephine Troutman Smith. Before her second birthday, Jane and her family moved to Warsaw, where she lived the rest of her life. Jane graduated from Warsaw High School in 1942 and married Edgar Kinney on Dec. 13, 1942.

Jane worked as a cashier at Owen’s grocery store in downtown Warsaw for many years. Later, she worked at, and eventually retired from, Sears in Warsaw. However, Jane’s true vocation was being a world-class homemaker.

She loved her family and her home, and she treasured the family heirlooms that adorned her life. She was also a gifted seamstress and craftswoman, creating handspun and knitted sweaters and counted cross-stitched masterpieces that are treasured by her family.

Jane was also a life-long member of First Christian Church, where she proudly attended as the church’s longest active member. Jane was baptized in 1937 when she was 13 years old, and attended Sunday and midweek worship regularly the remainder of her life. Many of the church’s current “older” members and leaders most likely were cared for by Jane as she loved tending the babies in the church’s nursery.

Jane is survived by her three children and their spouses: Steve (Tasha) Kinney, Pierceton; Barbara (Steve) Beavers,  Eloy, Ariz.; and Paul (Dee) Kinney, Littleton, Colo. Jane is also survived by six grandchildren: Heather Truex, Warsaw; Megihann Leininger, Mentone; Rebecca Spitler, Mentone; Travis Kinney, Castle Rock, Colo.; Gari Ratliff, Pierceton; and Zachary Kinney, Littleton, Colo.; along with nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Jane was preceded in death by both her parents; two brothers; an infant son, Douglas; two great-grandchildren; and her beloved husband of nearly 57 years, Edgar.

Please join Jane’s family, Pastor Gary Boschain and Pastor Lee Bracey for a time of sharing memories and celebrating her life.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, and services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.


Memorials to the Danny Pitzer Scholarship Fund at First Christian Church, 115 Park Ridge Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580.

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