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Ida Kinney

Monday, August 19, 2002

Ida Novella Kinney, daughter of the late William Green Kinney and Martha Kruse Kinney, was born on Feb. 29, 1916, at Dexter and died Friday, Aug. 16, 2002, in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 86 years. Miss Kinney was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter where she had taught adult Sunday school. She attended the public schools of Dexter and was a graduate of Arkansas State University and George Peabody College. An avid supporter of the Missouri State Teachers Association and the Dexter C.T.A., she was a board member for the Department of Classroom Teachers, past-president of the Dexter C.T.A., a charter member of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star #311, where she had served as District Deputy Grand Matron of the 50th District, and had worked with the Rainbow Girls. Miss Kinney began her teaching career in Frisco, Dudley and Bertrand. She taught elementary grades and music in Kennett. She also taught fourth grade in the Dexter public schools for 40 years. She was honored on her retirement by the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association for her dedicated service to education. Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law Onieta and Judge Paul McGhee of Dexter. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Lincoln Kinney. Visitation was held from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. An Eastern Star service was conducted at 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2002, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Don Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery. PAID