Ruth M. Kinney

June 30, 1921
- December 18, 2007

ATKINSON - Ruth Isabel Merrill Kinney, died December 18, 2007, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born June 30, 1921, in Atkinson, the eldest daughter of Clifford and Lucetta (Doore) Merrill. She graduated from Higgins Classical Institute, Charleston, Class of 1940. She graduated from Beal Business College the following year. Upon completion of her business course, she went to Washington, D.C. to work for the U.S. government, later being transferred to the Empire State Building in New York City. On May 22, 1942, she was married to Richard Kinney at Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. Later in life she was to work at the Farmers Home Administration office, Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station, retiring from the Social Security office. Ruth was a member of the United Baptist Church, Dover-Foxroft. She also sang in the choirs at Hermon Baptist Church, Hermon, Columbia Street Baptist Church, Bangor, and the Dover-Foxcroft United Baptist Church. She was a member of Eastern Star Rebekah Lodge, Hermon, serving as musician. In later years she developed an avid interst in genealogy, making numerous trips throughout New England adding considerable information to the family tree.

She was a loving and proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by two sons, David R. Kinney and wife Alice of Atkinson, and their children, Randa and Mark Rineer of Landisville, PA, Robert and Rachel Kinney of Woodbridge, VA, and Reid and Jessica Kinney of Topsham; Daniel Kinney and wife Tanya of Brewer and their children, Angel and Jack Dean of Windham, Julie and Josh Rancourt of Somersworth, NH; and great grandchildren: Taylor and Allie Dean, Sophie and Alexandra Rancourt, Will, John, and Miriam Kinney, Katelynn Kinney, Addison and Miraliese Rineer.

Ruth also leaves behind two devoted sisters, Eunice (Merrill) Mitchell and Rebecca (Merrill) Kinney, both of Dover-Foxcroft. The sisters enjoyed many wonderful activities together, including Friday sewing times. Ruth also leaves numerous special nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband, and a great granddaughter, Isabel Cate Rineer.

Friends are invited to call 6-8pm Saturday, December 22, 2007, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft. Funeral services will be conducted 2pm Sunday, December 23, at the United Baptist Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with Rev. Ray Beless officiating. Spring burial will be at the Atkinson Corner Cemetery, Atkinson. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Isabels Hope Endowment, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Office of University Development, A120, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.

Ruth Isabel Merrill Kinney died Dec. 18, 2007, at a Dover-Foxcroft
nursing home. Omitted from the obituary published in the Thursday, Dec. 20,
edition of the Bangor Daily News, was a grandson, Richard Kinney of Woodbridge,
Va. Friends are invited to call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Lary Funeral Home,
Dover-Foxcroft. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at
United Baptist Church, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. Ray Beless officiating.

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