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Verleen Roberta Kinsman


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Verleen Roberta Kinsman Obituary
Kinsman, Verleen Roberta
94, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016. She was a dearly beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Verleen was preceded in death by husband David, parents Adolph and Minnie Kosch and grandson Matthew Kinsman. She is survived by sons Tom (Jihl), Jim (Kathy), Dan, Tim, Kent (Rhonda), and daughters Mary Ann (Clarke Rigsby) and Jeanette (David Rosenfield). She is also survived by 15 grandchildren; Jennifer, Natalie (Erik), Jason (Megan), Domenic (Kimberleigh), Brian (Lin), Jessica, James, Michael (Stefanie), Courtney (Christian), Danielle, Scott (Karissa), Matthew (Sara), Corey, Mackenzie (Tanner), Roberta and 20 great-grandchildren. Verleen was born March 11, 1922 in Bellwood, Nebraska. She attended Mount St. Scholastica and University of Nebraska, majoring in vocal music and art. Verleen met David at the University School of Music and they were married in 1946. They lived in Ogallala, NE and moved the family to Phoenix, AZ in 1962. Verleen and David were married 68 years. She was the most caring of mothers, and affectionately known by her children as "Bobbie." Verleen had many talents including a beautiful singing voice, a love of dancing, and an eye for sketching and design. She served God and family through a deeply prayerful Catholic faith, and lovingly took care of her parents and husband in the years before they died. Her greatest calling in life was to love and take care of her family, and she fulfilled it with grace. Through her children and grandchildren, a legacy of loving kindness lives on and she will forever be in our hearts. Visitation will be on Monday, March 28, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm, with rosary at 7:00 pm at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85020. The funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N. 7th Street, Phoenix 85020. Burial follows at 2:00pm at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix 85029. The family encourages a donation to St. Vincent de Paul Society (http://www.stvincentdepaul.net/) or St. Mary's Food Bank (http://www.firstfoodbank.org/). Please visit www.hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2016
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