Lavinia C. Kineman

Lavinia Carolyn (Milner) Kineman, of Hastings, was born January 7, 1935 and passed on from this earth September 3, 2018. Lavinia Carolyn Milner was born in Hickman County, Ky. She attended High School and Junior College in Paducah, Ky. and continued on to Murray State Teacher’s College. On September 14, 1957, she married Jack Lavern Kineman, her college sweetheart, and traveled with him on his life’s journey as a civil engineer throughout the Midwest. Although she is gone from this earth she is treasured in our hearts and minds as a loving wife and caring, nurturing mother and grandmother who believed in hard work and perseverance.  She believed in all of us and we are grateful for her life and love.

Lavinia, “Carolyn” to many, is survived by her husband and three children, Steven Kineman (Marie McLaury) of Charlotte, Rhonda Kineman (John Houck) of Chicago and Melinda (Michael) Rodgers of Grand Rapids; five grandchildren, Radie, Maizie, Zephie (Josh) Hillard, Bram Kineman and Oskar Houck.

In keeping with Carolyn’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Diabetes Associations.

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Cards of caring and remembrance can be sent in-care-of Steven Kineman, 388 North Wheaton Rd, Charlotte, MI 48813.