Patricia Jane Kinney

Patricia Jane Kinney, 69, of South Haven passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Pat was born May 27, 1949, to Myles and Priscilla (Heinig) Kinney in Hinsdale, Ill. She attended South Haven Public Schools, Coldwater Training School and participated in many programs provided by Van Buren County Rehab Facility Sheltered Workshop in Bangor. Pat loved her family, coloring, shopping, reading, attending monthly dances, collecting books and celebrating her birthday. She participated in Special Olympics and volunteered at Goodwill.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Pat is survived by her siblings: Stephen (Sandra) of Kalamazoo, Michael of Battle Creek, Clare (William) Olney of South Haven, Anne (Donald) Eldred of Mattawan and John (Tracy) of Moncks Corner, S.C.; niece and nephews: Michael Jr., Christopher, Matthew, Elisabeth and Nicholas; four great-nephews; and three great-nieces.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at First United Methodist Church in South Haven, with Pastor Ron VanLente officiating. Pat will be laid to rest in Monks Cemetery, Geneva Township.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Pat’s longterm foster parents, Sue Wedde of Gobles and Joe and Dee Osborn of Bangor; Van Buren County Mental Health MTI Program case managers, Marlene Rose and Bridgette Gumpert; and all the staff at Grace Way at Countryside, South Haven.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Responsive Community (ARC), 30755 White Oak Dr., Bangor, MI 49013.

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The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven, 637-0333.