Roy Leslie Kinsey, 97, North Manchester, died at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born May 25, 1916, in Claypool, to Harry and Mabel (Bowen) Kinsey.
Roy was a 1934 graduate of Claypool High School. He married Ethel I. Slack in Claypool on March 12, 1938; she died May 27, 2013. He was a farmer, a carpenter, owned a hatchery in Claypool 19 years, and worked at Frantz Lumber Co. in North Manchester 16 years. Roy was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and IU basketball.
He is survived by three children, David (Carolyn) Kinsey, Harned, Ky., Anne (Dr. Robert) Steele, Sebring, Fla., and Mary (Stan) Willmert, Wabash; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Lacey) Montgomery, Chicago, Ill., Scott Montgomery, Kokomo, Stephanie Kinsey, Bloomington, Marienne Kinsey, Indianapolis, Konrad (Julie) Willmert, Jonesboro, Kristopher (Stephanie) Willmert and Anne (Angel Jordán) Willmert, both of Wabash; and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Russell and Keith Kinsey.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
The preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.
The memorial guest book for Roy may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.