Kinue Forner

Kinue "Grandma Kay" Forner, 4-28-1931 to 6-19-2014, passed away peacefully into eternity in East Lyme, Connecticut on June 19, 2014.

She was born in Sendai, Japan but resided in Streetsboro, Ohio for about 30 years, travelled with her daughter in Europe for 12 yrs. and lived in Sierra Vista, Arizona for about 20 years. She has two surviving brothers in Japan and many other living relatives in Japan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, sister, youngest brother and her first grand-daughter "Ichiban", Tina Bernard.

She is survived by her daughters Patty Bernard (Charlie Wheeler) of Florida; Barbara (Marty) Fleming of Ohio; Elizabeth-"Lisa" (Bill) Conley of Arizona; Sandra (Bharat) Shah of Connecticut; and one son Clifford (Doreen) Forner of South Carolina.

Surviving grandchildren include Tony, Melanie, and Ted Fleming; Ebony (Everado) Rodriguez; Emily (Kris) Stryzlka, Ketan and Sidharth Shah; Sarah (Kyle) Bartes; Eugene Benton, Joey (Tonya) Davis and 15 great grandchildren.

Kinue "Kay" was the owner of the famous donut shop "Donut Delight" on State Route 303 in Streetsboro, Ohio in the 1970's. She donated many donuts to the schools and area causes.

She was cremated and a family memorial was conducted in Connecticut. Her remains will be spread in Streetsboro, Ohio; the mountains of Arizona, North Carolina, Germany; and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

She will be remembered for her great sense of humor, love, compassion, hard work ethics, and morale. She loved to sing "You are my Sunshine" to her children. Mom, we all love you and thank you for the family values you taught and instilled in us and the sunshine you brought into our lives. - You are our sunshine!

(RC 7-25 & 27-14)

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  • To the entire Forner Family, my deepesy sympathies to all of you during the loss of your mother, She "made the donuts" and was a very strong mother and parent, as I always saw her often with her family doing what she loved most. I wold always see her at the house in the yard with her flowers while driving by and still think of all of you at "that house". May you always keep those memories close to heart when remembering her.