Mary A. Kinney of Raytown, Missouri, passed away on October 6, 2022, at the age of 89. She was born April 10, 1933, in Guthrie Center, Iowa to Francis and Cora Hostetler. Following the death of her parents at a very young age, Mary was raised by family members in Iowa and then Kansas City, Missouri. That is where she met her husband of 36 years, Carl Kinney, who preceded her in death in 1993.
Mary and Carl raised four children at their home in Raytown which is where she lived for 60 years. Mary was a very loving and hands-on mother and saw to it that her children kept busy. They spent their summers at the Bel-Air Swim Club, played various sports, and were also involved in Rodeo Kids for many years. Mary was always right there cheering them on, making costumes for their performances and supporting them in everything they did.
In 1975, Mary took a job in the food service industry with Metropolitan Community College, namely Longview, and was employed there for 24 years. Following her retirement in 1999, she enjoyed attending the YMCA in Raytown for water aerobics (even though she didn’t know how to swim) and this is where she met many wonderful friends that routinely got together for different activities and occasions.
Mary loved to cook and bake; she enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crafting; she loved bird watching and had a green thumb when it came to her flower garden and usually had fresh cut flowers on her table. But most important to her, other than her family, was her morning coffee and “bite of pastry.” Nothing stood in her way of that first cup of coffee.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; brothers Paul Hostetler and Marion Hostetler; and sisters Willamae Renwick and Pauline Roper.
Survivors include her son, Bill Kinney of Raytown, MO; daughters Carla Andrews of Oak Grove, MO; Pam Morton (Tony) of Edwards, MO; Debbie Kinney (Joe Cirlincuina) of Kansas City, MO; three grandsons, Eric Andrews (Jessica); Dustin Andrews (Holly); Nick Panetta; and three great grandchildren, Piper, Nash and Delaney; and brother Willard Hostetler (Jeanette), along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary touched the lives of many people and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her. Her family meant everything to her, as did she to them.
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Monday, October 17 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Monday, October 17 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.