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Barbara A. Kinney, 92, of Rockford passed peacefully on May 1, 2018. Born on December 6, 1925 in Rockford, the daughter of William L. and Hazel (Lawson) Kinney. Barbara graduated from East High School in 1943. She began working at Barber Colman Company in 1944, retiring in 1988 as Benefits Administrator. Lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was involved with the Altar Guild, Linda Hallberg Circle, and Day Care Auxiliary. She was a full-time volunteer at Brightside adult day care through R.S.V.P. Past member of several women's golf groups including the Ingersoll 9 Hole Golf League. She found great pleasure in children, music and travel.
She is survived by her great niece and committed caregiver, Karin Beck; and generations of nieces and nephews. Heartfelt appreciation to her faithful friend, Elsie Carlson. Predeceased by parents; sisters, Isabel Crosby, and Betty Mabie; and brothers, William and Robert Kinney.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am, May 12, 2018 in Trinity Lutheran, 200 N 1st St., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Center for Sight & Hearing, 8038 Macintosh Ln. Suite 1, Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Linda and Gary Salisbury

    We always enjoyed talking to Barb. We provided a ride to church in the church van many Sundays. She was a lovely lady.


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