Mary Kinney, 82

Mary Rosalind (Beeson) Kinney, 82, of Brownsburg, passed away Jan. 21, 2014. She had been a teacher and elementary school administrator, serving schools in Springfield, Ohio, Cass County, Elkhart, and finally retiring from Danville Schools in 1988. She received her education at Columbia City High School, Manchester College (BA) and Butler University (MS). She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Brownsburg. Her husband of 47 years, Rev. Dr. Keith L. Kinney preceded her in death. She served as spouse of the mission pastor in the charter of two Lutheran congregations, Elkhart and Brownsburg. Surviving relatives include a daughter, Kathy (Gary) Cooper; and grandchildren, Erin and Ryan Cooper. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with funeral services at noon Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Brownsburg. Graveside committal will be 11 a.m. Monday at South Park Cemetery, Columbia City. Contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church. Online guestbook can be signed at