Roy Kinsey, 97

Roy Leslie Kinsey, 97, North Manchester, died at 12:33 a.m., Tuesday, April 15, at Peabody Healthcare Center, 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 for 19 years, and worked at Frantz Lumber Company in North Manchester for 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 held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, Wabash, with Pastor Jeremy Yeadon officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church.

The memorial guest book for Roy may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Apr 18