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Fran Kinsinger


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Kinsinger, Fran
1945 - 2018
Frances Laura (Kent) Kinsinger, age 72, formerly of Wadsworth, Ohio, died in Columbus, OH on January 10, 2018 after a twenty three year struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Fran was born in August 1945 in Atlanta, GA to Ted and Alma Kent, and grew up in Camp Hill, PA. During high school she sang with various school, church, and civic groups and danced with the Harrisburg Civic Ballet. She met her husband, Fred through the youth group at the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church. They began dating while still in high school and married after college. The early years of her marriage were spent as an Army officer's wife, living in Maryland, Albuquerque NM, and Germany, and included frequent interaction with the wives of NATO officers of the German, Dutch, and Belgian military. She also served for three years as the Facility Manager of the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Sogel, Germany. After the military they moved to Wadsworth, Ohio where she raised two sons. During a two-year period when Fred's work took them back to Georgia, she served as an officer in the Coastal Writers Guild of St. Simons Island. Upon returning to Ohio she completed her advanced degree work and then taught English at the University of Akron for 20 years. She took great pride in the improvement, her students' writing exhibited as they progressed through her classes. In 2011 she and her husband moved to Columbus to be near their oldest son and his family. She is survived by her husband, Fred; sister, Amanda Plona of Helena MT; brother, Paul Kent of Helena MT; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Jennifer of Grandview Heights OH and their children, Eleanor and Samantha; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sarah of La Grange IL and their children, Alice and Madeline. The family will hold a private Memorial service and Burial will be in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences and share memories.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 13, 2018
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