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Ada P. Kinney

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Mrs. Ada Pearl Kinney passed away on January 22, 2021. Ada was born July 1931 in Kansas City, MO to Essie Gillmore and Selden Ouart, a Deacon in their community Baptist church. She was the youngest of five children who preceded her in death: Selden Ouart, Jr.; James Ouart; Dorothy McDonald; and Ella Francis.

She was married to Chief Petty Officer Roger Howard Kinney for 58 years until his passing in May of  2007.  Ada was a devout Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, step-grandmother, and step-great-grandmother. Ada often worked part-time while raising her family.

Later in life, she served as a volunteer at her local community hospital, eventually being employed as a medical technician. Ada was active in her church, taught vacation bible school, sang in the church choir,  participated in hospital and nursing home visitations, prayer groups, and bible study programs. She was always eager to learn more regarding her faith.

Ada was a loving mother who raised three children: Roger Howard Kinney, Jr.; Gayle Lea Reddy, spouse Thomas E. Reddy; Eileen Mae Bell, spouse David Bell.  Ada was gifted with four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. They're Aaron Reddy, his wife Tiffany, their two children, Reese and Brinley; Nathaniel Reddy, his wife Christine, their children Henry and Emma; Matthew Hackney and Mindy, their children Alyssa, Katlyn, Gio, and Rocco; Courtney Tessier, her husband Andrew, their two children John and Molly.  Ada also was gifted with four step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. They're Rachel Bekemeier, her husband Tony, their children Ava and Jackson; Matt Bell, his wife Justine, their children Matilda, Pierce, and Henry; Josh Bell, his wife Taylor, their children Josiah, Jack, and Violet; and Jordan Bell.

Ada will be greatly missed, but it is with joy that her family and church community, who meant so much to her over the years, know that she has gone home to God, the Father.

Memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Arnold on February 16th at 6 p.m.

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  1. What a great lady who will be missed by all she touched. Love and hugs to you all.