Florence Kinsey

Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Florence M. Kinsey, 86, of Moline, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center, Rock Island.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A., Moline, with 3:30 p.m. Altar and Rosary Society rosary and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials can be made to St. Anthony's Continuing Care Center.
Florence was born June 30, 1927, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Amedee and Theresa Murphy Wheel. She married Cletus M. "Skip" Kinsey Sr. on June 8, 1944 in Boston. He preceded her in death on June 14, 2008.
Florence retired from the former Montgomery Wards Company.
Florence was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Altar and Rosary Society, Eucharistic Minister, Pastoral Care, Religious Education, funeral luncheon volunteer, Sacred Heart Girl and Cub Scouts and was very active in Cursillo.
Florence was a graduate of the Diocesan Lay Ministry Leadership Program and was a recipient of the Diocesan Council Catholic Women (DCCW) Volunteer of the year award. Florence was an avid reader and loved spending time with her family. She was a beloved Nana by all.
Survivors include her daughters, Sister Sheila Kinsey, OSF, Rome, Patricia (James) Wong, Downers Grove, Ill.; sons, Cletus Jr. (Patti) Kinsey, Peoria, Keith (Joann) Kinsey, Westminster, Colo., Mark Kinsey, Rock Island, Kurt (Cristina) Kinsey, Clarendon Hills, Ill.; grandchildren, Michael (Veronica) Mortier, Lisa Waltzman, Jeff (Nicole) Mortier, Chris Kinsey, Joe (Samantha) Kinsey, Eric (Elya) Kinsey, Joann Garnet Kinsey, David (Theresa) Wong, Stephen, Emily and Lauren Wong, Jack and Allison Kinsey; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Katherine and Alex Mortier, Anne Stuart, Thomas and Taylor Waltzman, Kendall Kinsey and David Wong. She was preceded in death by her daughter and son in-law, Joyce and Mike Mortier.
Condolences may be left at RaffertyFunerals.com.


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