MOUNT VISION – Mary Helen Evans Kinney, 81, of Mount Vision, passed away in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 22, 2019, from respiratory complications.
Mary was born in Mount Vision, to parents Leah and Clarence “Poppy” Evans. She graduated from Laurens High School in 1956.
She married Richard Lavern Kinney Sr., of Schuyler Lake, on July 14, 1956. A journeyman printer, he passed away on Jan. 8, 2019, also in Orlando. They raised four children together. They subsequently celebrated 63 years of marriage.
After giving birth to her children, Mary worked for many years as a secretary. She also worked at Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce before and following retirement.
She and Richard were both devoted to the church and their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mary enjoyed bird watching, gardening, canning and spending time with family, friends and animals. She especially loved talking on the phone with her sister, Beth. Mary spent her final years in sunny Orlando, Florida.
Mary was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She is survived by her sister, Beth Himes; children, Richard Kinney Jr., Margaret Oakley, Susan Brewer and Ted Kinney; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law; and one son-in-law.
In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully asking that donations be made to Old Stone Church in Schuyler Lake.
A celebration of life will be held in the first week of June, in Schuyler Lake at the Old Stone Church.