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Reverend Kenneth H. Kindig

Published: December 17, 2012 4:00 AM

Reverend Kenneth H. Kindig, 90, of Ravenna died Friday, December 14, 2012. He was born April 24, 1922 in Franklin Township, PA to John and Mildred (Hayman) Kindig.

A Ravenna resident since 1959, he had served as pastor of the First Christian Church in Ravenna for 28 years. He was a US Army veteran of WWII and a former member of Ravenna Rotary.

Reverend Kenneth H. Kindig

Survivors include his daughters Linda Douglas of Granville, OH, Judy (Paul) Gillespie of Winston-Salem, NC and Joy (Neal) Nelson of Mentor, OH, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sister Shirley McHenry of Stillwater, PA and brothers Robert and Richard Kindig of Stillwater, PA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years Lois Jeanne (Beishline) in 1993, his parents, sister Vivian Karns, brother Roy Kindig and son-in-law Daniel C Douglas.

Calling hours will be from 4 - 8 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at the First Christian Church, 420 S. Prospect Street in Ravenna, Ohio and Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 10 AM to time of service at 11 AM at the church with Rev. Perry Mattern officiating. Calling hours and funeral services at St. James Church in Stillwater, PA will be held on Friday December 21, 2012 from 12:30 PM to services at 2 PM. Burial will follow in St. James Church Cemetery in Stillwater, PA. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 420 S. Prospect Street, Ravenna, OH 44266. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.sscfuneralhomes.com.(Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Home (330) 296-6858 R-C 12-17-12 & 12-18-12)

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anonymous Dec 17, 2012 11:00 AM

I have many wonderful memories of the years with Ken - especially during the CYF Conferences at Camp Christian! He was always a thoughtful and gentle man whose faith 'saturated' his life.

Our sympathies to the family. Pete Smith

anonymous Dec 17, 2012 8:46 AM

Dear Linda, Judy & Joy

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. As you all know, your Mom and Dad were like second parents to me when I was growing up. I can still picture your Dad tending his roses and working in his vegetable garden in the back yard. (Even though I wouldn't eat vegetables back then!) He was such a gentle spirit--you are all blessed to have had such wonderful parents.

Thanks for visiting my Mom--it meant so much to her to see all of you again.


Sally (Miller) Beard