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Lucile M. Kinney

September 28, 1921 April 23, 2019
Lucile M.  Kinney
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Obituary for Lucile M. Kinney

Lucile M. Kinney, 97, a lifelong resident of Iowa City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Mercy Hospice Unit in Iowa City.

Visitation will be held Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City, with a rosary beginning at 3:45 pm.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Iowa City.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City. In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Church or Iowa City Hospice.

She was born September 28, 1921 in rural Johnson County, the daughter of Perry and Esther (Schaffer) Murphy. Lucile attended St. Patrick’s School in Iowa City and was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Church in Iowa City.

Lucile married Vincent Kinney May 11, 1939 at St. Patrick’s in Iowa City. She worked in the cafeteria at St. Patrick’s School for many years and Lucile was well known for her kolaches and cinnamon rolls.

Lucile was a member of Needleworkers and with God’s Helping Hands – both with St. Patrick’s Church. She also was a lay distributor of Holy Communion at church, as well as to shut-in’s. Lucile relished in cheering on the Chicago Cubs – taking her children and grandchildren to games in Chicago. Lucile was awarded St. Patrick’s Irish Mother of the Year in 2006.

Survivors include her children, Marlene Mellecker (John) of Tipton, Michael Kinney (June) of Naples, Florida, Madonna Schnoebelen of Riverside, Steve Kinney (Paula) of Naples, Florida, Colleen Gedlinske (Kent) of North Liberty, Charles Kinney of North Liberty, David Kinney of West Branch and Brian Kinney (Jeri) of North Liberty and a son in law, Bob Whinery of Hinsdale, Illinois.

Also surviving are her grandchildren, Michelle Earnest, Mark Mellecker (Jenni), Melissa Becker (Jason), Brad Kinney, Barrie Kinney (Brian), Chris Maas (Tim), Julie Wieland (Jim), Mike Schnoebelen (Heather), Jill Schnoebelen (Terry), Stacy Burnett (Mark), Jaime Thomae (Jim), Kim Currie (Rich), Andy Kinney, Troy Gedlinske (Michelle), Matthew Gedlinske, Amber Gedlinske, Drew Kinney (Lizzie), Shannon Ruiz (Francisco), Erin Stangel (Kirk), Rob, Philip and David Whinery, Blake Kinney, Taylor Beardshear (Trevor) and Cali Kinney, 25 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandsons; brother, Earle Murphy (Louise) of Iowa City and sister, Pauline Gartzke of Iowa City.

Lucile was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vince, a daughter Verla Whinery and a great-granddaughter Kourtney.

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4:00 PM 4/26/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/26/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





11:00 AM 4/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City
4330 St. Patrick Drive Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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