Lucille Kinney

Birth Date: 
Friday, May 2, 1913
Date of Passing: 
Friday, May 19, 2017

WOOSTER – Lucille (Irvin) Kinney, 104, of Wooster passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Wayne Co. Care Center.

She was born May 2, 1913 near Creston, the daughter of John and Susan Irvin.  She married Roy Kinney of Chester Township in 1940.  He preceded her in death in 1984.

Lucille graduated from Creston High School in 1931 and Manchester College in 1933.  She retired after a teaching career of 28 years, having taught at Chester Elementary, Rittman Elementary, Overton One Room School and Chester Twp. One Room School.                  

She was a 50 year member of Chester Grange, an active member of Near-by Neighbors Club, Wayne Co. Chorus and an active member of Emanuel Old Stone Church since 1940.  She volunteered for People to People Ministries making comforters and lap robes and also participating in activities for Hope Homes of Wooster.

Lucille had many interests; sewing, cooking, baking, reading, gardening and visiting friends in nursing homes.

Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Kinney, sisters, Fern Huff, Ruth Leaman, Grace Steiner, Ethel Irvin and brothers, Floyd, Virgil, Glade and J. Lowell Irvin.

Surviving are her children, Stan Kinney, Ginny (Bob) Schubert, Mary Kinney, Ken (Patty) Kinney all of Wooster; grandchildren, Mike (Jessica) Schubert of Youngstown, Jody (Bryon) Ritchie of Apple Creek and great-grandchildren, Gabriella, Lane and Finnigan Schubert and Lillian Ritchie and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Wayne Co. Care Center and its staff for their care and support and LifeCare Hospice.

Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours or formal services.

Private family graveside services will be at the Wooster Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wayne Co. Care Center, 876 S. Geyers Chapel Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Old Stone Church, 6000 Congress Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at 

Memorial Contributions: 

Wayne Co. Care Center, 876 S. Geyers Chapel Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Old Stone Church, 6000 Congress Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Private family services will be held


Our deepest sympathy at this time of losing your mom/grandma. Lucille was a sweet and dedicated woman. God bless you all.

my sincere sympathy to Lucille's family. I had the privilege of caring for Lucille at the WCCC. Lovely lady. I will miss the little talks we had, especially the ones about the girls after they visit and left. (ha,ha)

My deepest sympathy to the family Lucille was my teacher at Chester Elementary. I do remember her well.

Stan, Carol and I wish to express condolences for the passing of your mother. You and your siblings were blessed to have her live to the pipe old age of 104.

It sounds like your Mother had a long and wonderful life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan,Lucky and I were sorry to hear of your mother passing away,104 years,seems she had a good life. Our deepest sympathy,your Florida friends.

Our thoughts and prayers go to the family Lucille was a teacher and impacted many students over the years. She truly made a difference in the world. She will be missed.

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