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Virginia Mae Goss Kinney
©Enid News and Eagle
Submitted by:Jo Aguirre

© Glenn

The funeral for Virginia Mae Goss Kinney, 84, of Aline, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at United Methodist Church, Aline. The Rev. Scott Heusel will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, southwest of Aline. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Helena. Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and prior to service at the church.

She was born Sept. 21, 1924, west of Aline to Frank A. and Mollie Young Goss and died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Great Plains Care Center, Helena.

She attended school in Boiling Springs and graduated from Aline High School in 1942. Following graduation, she moved to Gary, Ind., where she worked in an attorney's office.

She married William F. Kinney Dec. 31, 1942, in Enid. They moved to Centerville, Miss., then to Louisiana, then to Paris, Texas. She moved back to Aline while her husband was stationed overseas.

They made their home in Cherokee, where she worked at Cherokee Hospital. In 1950, they moved to Okarche, where they operated Kinney's Café. In 1954, they moved to Wichita, Kan., where she worked for more than 14 years at Wesley Hospital. In 1968, they moved to Everett, Wash., where she worked at the Catholic hospital. In 1974, she moved to Fall River, Mass., where she did office management for emergency room physicians until 1989, when she retired and returned to Washington.

In 1992, they moved back to Aline, where she was president of Aline Chamber, member of Aline Senior Center as well as an original board member, member of Aline United Methodist Church and Germans from Russia.

Surviving are two brothers, Bill Goss and Frank Goss, both of Aline; three sisters, Dorthy Stallings of Alva, Mary Peters of Seiling and Georgie Haltom of Enid; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, two sons and two sisters.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Aline Senior Citizens Center or Aline United Methodist Church.

Condolences may be made online at www.lanm anmemorials.com.
Thursday, March 10, 2005
© Cherokee, OK. Messenger & Republican
Submitted by: Sylva Rhodes

Aline, OK. - Funeral service for William "Bill" Franklin Kinney, 88, was Tuesday at the United Methodist Church, Aline, with the Rev. Lyle Shipley officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery southwest of Aline, directed by Lanman Funeral Home, Helena, OK. He died March 4, 2005 at his home in Aline.

He was born Jan. 22, 1917, west of Aline, OK., in Woods County, to Ed and Effie Stuck Kinney. He attended rural school in Woods County. In 1924, the family moved to Tulsa, OK., then in 1925 moved to Marlow, OK. where he lived until he was drafted in 1941. He was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany in World War II. He was a driver for General Collins and took part in the Battle of the Bulge and Crossing the Rhine River. He received a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and the American Defense Ribbon. He was discharged in 1946 as a corporal.

In 1942, he married Virginia Goss in Enid, OK. After he was discharged from the service, they settled in Cherokee, OK. where he was undersheriff and attended welding school. In 1950, they moved to Okarche, OK. where they bought a restaurant and operated it for four and one-half years. Then they moved to Wichita, KS. where he welded for Fruhauf and later Boeing. In 1968, Boeing transferred him to Washington State where they lived until 1992. Then they returned to Aline, OK.

He was a member of Aline United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Aline Senior Center Board of Directors and the Aline Chamber of Commerce.

He is survived by his wife of Aline, OK.; a sister, Erma Hood of Aline, OK., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Bill Jr. and Dean; a sister Dolly and two brothers, Roy and Kenneth.

Memorials may be made to the church or the senior center through the funeral home.

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