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Reverend Kenneth H. Kindig

Published: December 18, 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 Mar 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Rev. Kindig was one of the kindest men I have known. He officiated the marriage of my husband and I. We were married for 37 yrs. when my husband passed. My condolences to the family. Helen Roland

anonymous Dec 18, 2012 8:57 AM

Linda,Judy,Joy and families

We were so saddened to read of your loss. Ken was always so easy to work with and always there for his congregation in their time

of greatest needs. He was a true professional, a good Rotarian, and a great neighbor for the years we both lived on Oak Manor

Dr. Our thoughts and prayers all with you all during this most difficult time.

May God continue to bless you all.


Bill Shorts Jr.

Bill and Phyllis Shorts