Roy Leslie Kinsey, 97, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 12:33 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.
He was born May 25, 1916, in Claypool, Ind., to Harry and Mabel (Bowen) Kinsey. Roy was a 1934 graduate of Claypool High School. He married Ethel I. Slack in Claypool on March 12, 1938 –she preceded him in death.
He was a farmer, a carpenter, owned a hatchery in Claypool 19 years and worked at Frantz Lumber Company in North manchester 16 years. Roy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and IU Basketball.
He is survived by three children: David (Carolyn) Kinsey, Harned, Ky.; Anne (Dr. Robert) Steele, Sebring, Fla.; Mary (Stan) Willmert, Wabash, Ind.; seven grandchildren: Andrew (Lacey) Montgomery, Chicago, Ill.; Scott Montgomery, Kokomo, Ind.; Stephanie Kinsey, Bloomington, Ind.; Marienne Kinsey, Indianapolis, Ind; Konrad (Julie) Willmert, Jonesboro, Ind.; Kristopher (Stephanie) Willmert and Anne (Angel Jordán) Willmert, both of Wabash; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and two brothers: Russell and Keith Kinsey.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 pm. Monday, April 21, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Zion Lutheran Church located at 173 Hale Dr., Wabash. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the church and will be officiated by Pastor Jeremy Yeadon. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.