Kinney, Karen Lee

Kinney, Karen Lee

Female 1948 - 2017  (69 years)

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  • Name Kinney, Karen Lee  [1
    Nickname Kay 
    Born 3 Aug 1948  Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Nov 2017  [1
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I74119  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Kinney, Clinton Earl,   b. 14 Oct 1924, Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2014, Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sackett, Rhoda Marie,   b. 17 Sep 1930, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 2018  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 23 Oct 1946  Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Children 4 children 
    +1. Kinney, Karen Lee,   b. 3 Aug 1948, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 2017  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Living
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    Family ID F29815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
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    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F29820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1948 - Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Karen Lee Kinney (1948-2017)
    Karen Lee Kinney (1948-2017)
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    1. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 2022.
      Karen Lee 'Kay' Tester
      August 3, 1948 - November 19, 2017
      https://obituaries.record-eagle.com/obituary/karen-tester-1003229351

      Karen Lee (Kinney) Tester was born to Clint and Rhoda Kinney on Aug. 3, 1948 in Traverse City. She entered her eternal home on Nov. 19, 2017. Preceding her in death were her father, Clinton E. Kinney; grandparents, William and Eva Kinney, Henry and Georgia Sacket; uncles, aunts and several cousins. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Bill Tester; mother, Rhoda Kinney; two sisters, Cinda (Stephan "Kit") Simmons and Jeannie (Gerald) Mitchell; and brother, Lon (Diane Hart) Kinney. Her two sons and their wives also survive, Michael and Jennifer (Asiala) Tester and Todd and Katie (Meyer) Tester; and her beloved grandchildren, Brooke, Gabby, Lauren, Tillman, Elonica and Traeton, all of Traverse City, along with several nieces, nephews and extended family.

      Family was her life! She felt so blessed to have all of them close by, allowing her quality time with each and every one of them. Gospel music was another love of hers as she began at age five singing with her sisters. Family hymn singing around the piano began early on and continued throughout her life. She joined the business world following her graduation from Traverse City Central High School in 1966 at Milliken's Department Store, Traverse City Record Eagle, Cone Drive Gears, and Indiana Wesleyan University, then moved back to Traverse City and was employed by Traverse Dental Associates, bookkeeper for her father's business, Kinney's Pioneer Service, and then clerical assistant and secretary of athletics at Traverse City West Middle School. Following 16 years with Traverse City Area Public Schools, Kay retired in 2002 with a cancer diagnosis. She beat all the odds with several chemo treatments, surgeries and phenomenal doctors care over the years. She would say the Lord answered her prayers and gave her time to enjoy her family. She was able to see her children and grandchildren growing and accomplishing so much with the gifts he has given them. Each one of them has known her undivided attention and never ending love as they blessed her life in so many ways.

      Visitation will take place today, Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. The Celebration of Kay's life will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at West Side Community Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor John Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens at a later date.

      For a more lasting memorial, the family has asked that Kay be remembered through memorial contributions to the Women's Cancer Fund at Munson Medical Center, c/o Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, 1150 Medical Campus Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684.

      Please share your thoughts and memories by way of Kay's tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.

      The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

      Published on November 21, 2017

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S1193] Michigan, U.S., Marriage Records, 1867-1952, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 2022.
      Name: Clinton Earl Kinney
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 22
      Birth Date: abt 1924
      Birth Place: Wexford County
      Marriage License Place: Grand Traverse
      Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1946
      Marriage Place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, USA
      Residence Place: Traverse City, Michigan
      Father: William F Kinney
      Mother: Eva M Watkins
      Spouse: Rhoda Marie Sackett
      County File Number: 324
      State File Number: 28 4327

      Name: Rhoda Marie Sackett
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 16
      Birth Date: abt 1930
      Birth Place: Grand Traverse County
      Marriage License Place: Grand Traverse
      Marriage Date: 23 Oct 1946
      Marriage Place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan, USA
      Residence Place: Traverse City, Michigan
      Father: Henry Sackett
      Mother: Georgia Baker
      Spouse: Clinton Earl Kinney
      County File Number: 324
      State File Number: 28 4327

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S1018] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 2022.
      Rhoda M. Kinney
      September 17, 1930 - January 15, 2018
      https://obituaries.record-eagle.com/obituary/rhoda-kinney-1021947632

      Rhoda Marie (Sackett) Kinney, 87, of Traverse City, went peacefully into the presence of her Heavenly Father Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Rhoda was born Sept. 17, 1930, to Henry and Georgia (Baker) Sackett on the family farm on Silver Lake in Traverse City. She married the late Clinton E. Kinney on Oct. 23, 1946.

      A woman known for her Christian faith, hospitality, strong work ethic, character and generosity, she will be greatly missed by many. The home Rhoda created with Clint and her children was located on Silver Lake. She enthusiastically enjoyed all four seasons; boating, swimming, water-skiing, figure skating, tobogganing and sharing the same with her children and grandchildren. She patiently taught her three very young daughters to "hold your own part" and harmonize.

      Clint and Rhoda enjoyed traveling with family and friends, especially the western United States and Canada. For the last several decades, they spent the winter months on North Hutchinson Island, Florida.

      Rhoda is survived by her children, Cinda and Kit Simmons, Bill Tester, Jeannie and Jerry Mitchell and Lon and Diane Kinney, all of Traverse City. She was beloved grandmother, "Gram" to Michael and Jennifer Tester, Shelley and Jason VanBrocklin, Tracey and Tim Steenbergh, Sarah and Aaron Estelle, Todd and Katie Tester, Jodi Cole, Aaron and Jana Simmons, Jenney and Todd Conner, Jessica and Jon Torbet, and Matthew and Katie Kinney. She was proud great-grandmother, "GiGi" adored by Brooke, Gabrielle and Lauren Tester; Kelby, Kate and Claire VanBrocklin; Jackson, Abdi, Molley and Lincoln Steenbergh; Tillman, Elonica and Traeton Tester; Judah Cole; Angela, Amanda and Alaina Simmons; Boston, Mya and Dominick Conner; Isaac, Noah and Emma Torbet; Myles and Chase Kinney. She is also survived by her sister, Arlene Beeman; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

      Rhoda was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Clint, on Jan. 14, 2014; her parents; her brother, Archie Groesser; and her daughter, Karen "Kay" Tester, on Nov. 19, 2017.

      Visitation for family and friends will take place Thursday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. until noon at The Journey, 2825 S. Airport Road, Traverse City. The service celebrating Rhoda's life will begin immediately following the visitation at noon.
      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Rhoda's name to WLJN Radio, PO Box 1408, Traverse City, MI 49685-1408 (www.wljn.com), the Webber Heart Center or the Cowell Cancer Center, in care of Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation, 1150 Medical Campus Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684 (www.munsonhealthcare.org/foundation) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org) or Grace Baptist Church, 1285 43rd St., Vero Beach, FL 32960.

      Please share your memories of Rhoda with her family by way of the online guestbook at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.

      The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

      Published on January 17, 2018

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S2252] Marriage Record Search, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Grand Traverse County, (Grand Traverse County, Michigan) (Reliability: 3), 4 Aug 2022.
      KINNEY,CLINTON EARL App 1 SACKETT,RHODA M App 2 1946

      Researched by Ted Smith


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