LeIsle Kinnear

LeIsle Kinnear, 96, of Wesley Village, Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday, March 17, 1997, at the Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.

She was born March 4, 1901, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, a daughter of J. Ernest and Carrie Robertson Skiles. She married Meyer Kinnear in Rushville on May 11, 1922. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1980. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Faye Williams and Mrs. Freida Miller, and one brother, Clyde Skiles.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Janice) Pickard of Macomb; two grandchildren, Ms. Pamela Pickard Perdue of Winchester, Va., and Lt. Patrick M. Pickard serving in the United States Navy; one sister, Mrs. Allie Hewitt of Reston, Va.; and one brother, Winfield Skiles of Annandale, Va.

She attended Schuyler County schools, graduating from Rushville High School with the Class of 1920 and attended Western Illinois State Teachers College. She taught in the elementary schools of Schuyler County, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville, Be-Kik-A-Nin-E Chapter of the DAR, and the Schuy-Rush Chapter of the Illinois Audobon Society.

Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/19/1997

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