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Bill C. Kinsey

Bill C. KinseyBill C. Kinsey, age 87, of East Canton and formerly Minerva, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.  Born June 1, 1924, in Augusta, he was a son of Thomas and Emma (Hiner) Kinsey.  

He retired from ConRail where he was an engineer for 43 years.  He also worked for New York Central and Penn Central Railroad.  He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, lifetime member of Minerva American Legion Post #357 and Minerva VFW Post #4120.  He is a member of Stillfork Presbyterian Church and a 1943 graduate of Augusta High School.

He is survived by his beloved wife and caretaker Rose (Zwick) Rinard-Kinsey, whom he married in 2004; five daughters, Linda Riesen of Alliance, Barbara Edwards and Patti Kinsey-Catlett, both of Minerva, Darlene (John) Lovaty of Canton and Diane Huff of Mineral City; two sons, Wallace (Deirdre) Kinsey of Minerva and Roger (Sandy) Rinard of Amherst; two sisters, Emma Rhodes and Evelyn Kinsey, both of Cleveland, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Rinard Karipides; two granddaughters, Sara Kubankin and Kendra Kay Rotondo; four sisters, Christina Ossler, Dorothy Locke, Mary Turnipseed and Pauline Brown; and three brothers, Thomas, Lafayette and George Kinsey.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Stillfork Presbyterian Church in Augusta with Rev. Ryan Hale and Rev. Virginia Birks officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Augusta Cemetery.  Calling hours will be Friday 6-8 p.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva and one hour prior to services at the church.  Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Hospice or the Stillfork Presbyterian Church.  Those unable to attend may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.

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