Kenneth B. Kinne, 88, rural Erie, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at his home. He had been in failing health.
He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Erie to Orton A. and Flora Burlingame Kinne. He attended rural elementary school there and was a 1939 graduate of Erie High School. He was a farmer and stockman his entire life.
He enjoyed dancing and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He and Mary Ann Yockey were married May 15, 1942, in Pittsburg. She died on May 17, 2005.
Other survivors include a son, Roger Kinne, rural Erie; two daughters, Nancy LaRue and Pamela Thiesing, both of rural Erie; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Cale Kinne, on March 30, 2002; a brother, Orton Kinne Jr.; and two sisters, Nell and Ava George.
Following cremation, graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Neosho County Memorial Park Cemetery on West 21st Street in Chanute. Arrangements are under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons.
Contributions to Hospice Care of Kansas may be made in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.