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Jane Bosart Kinney, 97, of Columbus, died Sunday Nov. 17, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
Mrs. Kinney, daughter of Oscar and Mabel (Bowlus) Bosart, was a native of Indianapolis. She was a graduate of Indiana University School of Business. She was a member of Mortar Board, Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Beta Phi and an honorary member of the Pershing Rifles.
She was also an Arbutus Beauty Queen. After college she worked at Eli Lilly Company until her marriage.
In 1941 she married Harry S. Kinney with whom she raised five children: Lila Lee (C. Richard) Marshall and Jane Anne (Fred) Stadler of Columbus; Craig (Cheryl Cox) Kinney of Dallas, Texas; David (Lois Eversman) Kinney of Denver, Colo.; and Lisa (David) Brown of St. Charles, Ill. Together they shared a keen interest in politics. They also enjoyed ballroom dancing. Mrs. Kinney was a devoted wife and loving encourager as well as a support and advocate for her husband during his 26 year battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Mrs. Kinney served in leadership positions in political and non-political areas of interest including, President of the Bartholomew County and the Indiana State Republican Women’s Workshops; President of the school foundation which she helped organize; Director of the League of Women Voters and the United Way; President of Distinguished Visitors; and Deaconess of North Christian Church. She was also a member of Columbus Culture Club, Tri Kappa, Antique Treasure Hunters Club, and Duplicate Bridge Club. Mrs. Kinney was twice named the best cook in Bartholomew County by the Republic. Mrs. Kinney also had an adventurous heart. She traveled to 65 countries in her lifetime and went parasailing when she was 88 years old.
Along with her children, Mrs. Kinney is survived by 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Grandchildren raised in Columbus are, Kevin (Heidi) Marshall, of Alexandria, Va.; Lisa Marshall (Chris) Anderson, of Towson, Md.; Kathryn Marshall, of Arlington, Va.; Cristina Stadler (Johan) Ljungberg, of Stockholm, Sweden; Kirsten Stadler (Michael) Doogue, of Bedford, N.H.; Erin Stadler (Ben) Beierwaltes, of Longmont, Colo.; and Andrea Stadler, of Vancouver, Canada. Mrs. Kinney is also survived by grandchildren: Jane Kinney of Houston, Texas; Shirley Kinney and Wallis Kinney, of Dallas, Texas; Alex Kinney, Nathan Kinney, Craig Kinney, and Mary Kinney, of Denver, Colo.; Paul Kinney, of Dallas, Texas; Lauren Brown (Joseph) Fulcher, of Los Altos, Calif.; and Taylor Brown and Kirsten Brown, of St. Charles, Ill.
Mrs. Kinney was preceded in death by her husband and a grandson, Christopher David Marshall.
A private graveside service will be conducted at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, with the Rev. Patrick Galligar officiating.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 East 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver, & Glick Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be sent to Jane's family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.