The Commercial-News, Danville, IL


November 12, 2013

Rosalie Ruth Kinney

DANVILLE — Rosalie Ruth Kinney, 82, of Danville passed away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the Hawthorne Inn of Danville.

She was born Jan. 4, 1931, in Danville to Leroy and Esther Leverich Gladden.

She married Walter Lloyd Kinney on April 26, 1952. He preceded her in death in May 2002.

She will be missed by a son, Bruce (Cathy) Kinney of Danville; two granddaughters, Carrie (Mike) Siems of St. Joseph and Amy (Troy) Wasson of Danville; and seven great-grandchildren, Taylyn, Ryker, Garrett, Tanner, Ariel, Fawna and Devan.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and an adopted sister, Mable East.

Rosalie may be remembered by many as a clerk at the Danville Polyclinic, from where she retired after 43 years of service. In her spare time. she enjoyed knitting and cross stitch, reading and staying active with the Red Hats and TOPS. She was an animal lover, but was especially proud of her dog and special companion, Annie.

Rosalie also was a long-time member of Farmer’s Chapel Church in Danville where she played the piano and organ.

A service to celebrate the life of Rosalie Kinney will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will follow at Walnut Corner Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, also at Sunset in Danville.

Memorials may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Please join Rosalie’s family in sharing memories, photos, and video of her life through her Tribute Wall at

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