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Kinsinger, Mary

Celebration of life services for Mary Kinsinger, 82, of Kalona, who died Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Pleasantview Home, will be held Wednesday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Christian and Baptist Church in Kalona, with Pastor Gerry Kahler officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona, with the family present from 3 to 8 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established for the Kalona Park Board, United Christian and Baptist Church and Iowa City Hospice.

Mary Kinsinger was born July 21, 1927, in rural Kalona, the daughter of Lando and Verna (Hershberger) Gingerich. She graduated from Kalona High School and received her teaching certificate from Cornell College. She was united in marriage to Vernon “Hoppy” Kinsinger on Oct. 27, 1946, in Indiana. Mary worked at Proctor and Gamble in Iowa City for 16 years, Kalona Dental Office for eight years, Hochstedler Insurance Agency in Kalona for 20 years and was bookkeeper for Kinsnger Construction and K & K Sanitation in Kalona for many years.

Mary was a member of the United Christian and Baptist Church, Iowa City Women’s Bowling Association for 40 years, Kalona Park Board, served as a volunteer at Pleasantview Home for 10 years and attended the Washington County Cancer Survivors Support Group.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon “Hoppy” Kinsinger of Wellman; three children and spouses, Bev (Tim) Colbert of Riverside, Sue (Tracy) Janecek of Washington and Bob (Sue) Kinsinger of Riverside; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lando (Gladys) Gingerich Jr. of Morris, Ill., and Richard (Rose) Gingerich of Springfield, Mo.; one sister, Jenny Hotz of Mukwonago, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Gingerich of Goshen, Ind., and Maxine Gingerich of Johnson City, Tenn.; two brothers-in-law, Duane (Sandy) Yoder of Newton and Orval Kinsinger of Iowa City; and a special family friend, Diana Conwell of Anamosa.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents; three brothers, Roman, Marvin and Eli Gingerich; two sisters, Ella Weaver Maupin and Viola Yoder; and one sister-in-law, Orthella Reece.

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