KINNEY LEE KINGERY, 68, of Villa Grove, IL, went to be with the lord at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, September 7, 2015 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at the Joines Funeral Home, Route 130 South in Villa Grove, IL. Pastor Bill Henry will officiate. Burial will be in the Centennial Cemetery in Villa Grove, IL. Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Joines Funeral Home. The Edwards Funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Kinney was born on April 8, 1947 in Tuscola, IL. He was a son to Harmon and Ona Ida (Steen) Kingery. He married Marie Moleterno on September 6, 1986 in Arcola, IL.
He is survived by his wife, two children, John “Andy” Kingery and his wife Debbie of Arthur, IL and Angela McGraw and her husband Chuck of Waterford, PA, three grandchildren, Ryan Kingery and his wife Lacey of Paxton, IL, and Elana and Nicholas McGraw of Waterford, PA, one great-grandchild on the way, six siblings, Ruth Harris of Tuscola, Runell Harris of Murdock, IL, Robert Kingery and his wife Nancy of Belvidere, IL, Ronald Kingery and his wife Bev of Belvidere, IL, Jane Lindblom and her husband Gene of Alexandria, LA, and Raymond Kingery and his wife Kay of Tuscola, IL, and his little buddy Yogi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brother-in-laws, Kenneth Harris and Richard Harris.
Kinney was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended the Corner Stone Baptist Church in Villa Grove.
He retired from Building Services at the University of Illinois after 19 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching Westerns. Kinney was an avid Chicago Bears fan and a New York Yankees fan. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to help with medical and funeral expenses.