Margaret Dean Kinne, 95, of Cabot died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was born Sept. 7, 1918 in Osawatomie, Kan. to the late Percy St. Clair and Clara Fay Thompson Spaulding.
She was secretary for the school district at at Water Valley, Miss. She also was secretary to the Mayor of Water Valley and then served as Executive Director of the Federal Housing Authority in Water Valley. After leaving Water Valley, she resided with her daughter Bette McQueary, in Durham/Waxhaw, N.C. for ten years before moving to Cabot to live with her daughter Bonne Jensen. Margaret enjoyed playing the piano and organ and she played at the First Methodist Church and Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church in Water Valley, as well as at whatever requests were made of her at weddings and funerals. Margaret loved people and always sought to serve others in caregiving. She had a generous spirit and always thought of others, and prayed for her family without ceasing. She is preceded in death by her husband, Merle E. Kinne, her son, Robert M. Kinne, her sister Bette Wiltse, her brother, Granville Spaulding, and her parents Percy St. Clair and Clara Fay Spaulding.
Margaret is survived by her son, Bill Kinne (Lee Ann) of Birmingham, Ala.; her daughter Bette (Vernon) McQueary of Waxhaw, N.C.; Bonne Jensen of Cabot; and Brenda (Frank Hunter) of Charlotte, N.C. In addition to five children, Margaret had 14 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 17 great-great grandchildren. She was deeply loved and will be missed by the large legacy of family she has left behind.
A celebration of Margaret’s life was held Saturday, July 12 in the chapel of Moore’s Cabot Funeral Home and Rev. Dick Avey officiated. The celebration continued Monday, July 14 at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, Miss., and burial followed.