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Mary A. Kinsey

Mary Ada (Brumbaugh Penner) Kinsey, 92, died peacefully on March 1, 2019 in Mt. Morris. 

She was born on Sept. 19, 1926 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, to the late John and Ada (Foor) Brumbaugh. 

Mary was a graduate of Juniata College, Class of 1947, and an elementary teacher for more than 25 years.

She will be greatly missed for her loving nature, immense care for others, and extreme selfless generosity.

She is survived by children, Dean (Emily) Penner, of Bloomfield, Iowa, Sara (Robert) Morgan, of Diamond Springs, California, Dale (Ntfombi) Penner, of Manzini, Eswatini, and Susan (Toshio Nakajima) Penner, of Oregon; step-son, James Kinsey, of Lake Odessa, Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and sister, Ruby TenBrink.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Elroy Penner and W. Forest Kinsey; step-daughter, Sharon (Kinsey) Sitler; brothers, Claude, Norman, and John Jr. Brumbaugh; and sister, Freda Imogene (Brumbaugh Fridley) Rothermel.

All are welcome to celebrate Mary’s life at a memorial on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren, 409 W. Brayton Rd., Mt. Morris, with a light reception to follow. 

Flowers, or donations to the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, may be sent to the church.

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