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Beverly Kensinger

Jun 2, 1933 - Jul 18, 2019 (Age 86)

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Beverly was such a sweet and caring person and I would often talk with her when I would be up visiting my Mother (she passed in May of this year) also at Westminster Village. I would often attend the singalongs in the Village center with my mother as Beverly would play the piano and lead us with many of the old favorite songs and hymns. Then as she and my Mom were in the Health Center, Bev would often come and listen when I would be the one...

Thinking of you today Nancy and David and your families as you celebrate your Mom's life. I had no idea many years ago when I first met all of you, of all the days we shared playing together, that I would someday spend so many hours calling your Mom's favorite game of Bingo here at Westminster! I would like to have been there today, but the game must go on. We will remember your Mom today as we play our game and the loving and caring person she was! She was always sending a prayer up for...

David and Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of your entire family and your mother always had a kind heart and gentle smile. May you find comfort in your memories.

Such a beautiful woman of God! Always an encourager and blessing to all she came in contact with! What a legacy she has left to her children, grand children and great grand children!

A life lived to the fullest!

my sympathies to the family~

I took lessons from Bev as a young girl. I remember going to her home for the lessons and having recitals there as well. She was a kind soul and I remember her fondly.

Beverly held a special place in my heart. We hold a monthly communion service at Westminster Village and Bev attended faithfully for years. She never missed a chance to tell us how much she appreciated being able to participate in the service since she was no longer able to attend her own church. She shared often about her family, love of music and love of the Lord. I will miss her sweet smile and encouraging words.

My sympathies to all of Bevs family. My Mother resided with Bev at Westminster. We had many meals with Bev. I will miss her. She always confused my sister with me until she started calling me Beth with Bangs. She made me laugh, I still refer to myself with that name and will always remember Bev. May she Rest In Peace with her husband, as she frequently talked of doing. Beth with bangs Osborn.


Beverly's Obituary

Beverly Tinsman "Bev" Kensinger, 86, of West Lafayette, died at 7:41 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Westminster Village. Born June 2, 1933, in Lafayette, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Earle W. and Clara M. Tinsman. She graduated from Earl Park School. On July 3, 1954, she married John William “Jack” Kensinger in Lafayette, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Community Reformed Church. Music held a special place in Bev’s heart. From a young age, she accompanied musical groups on the piano. She played piano for multiple elementary and church choirs. Bev taught piano lessons for many years and was the organist for Community Reformed Church, as well as Soller-Baker Funeral Home for over 25 years. While living at Westminster Village, she led many hymn sings.

Surviving Bev are a daughter, Nancy Clarke (husband William) of St. Johns, FL and a son, David Kensinger (wife: Julie) of Battle Ground, IN., one sister Carmen Nichelson of Lafayette, and preceded in death by a second sister, Constance “Connie” Ridgway. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Tim Clarke (wife Hannah), Erin James (husband Matt), Stephanie Graves (husband Seth) and Andy Kensinger (wife Katelyn); and 8 great-grandchildren: Jimmy and Jason Garrard, Liam and Cora James, Henry and Everly Graves, and Benson and Thea Kensinger. 

Visitation will be for the two hours prior to a 12:00 p.m. service Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, the Rev. Dawn Bodi officiating. Interment will follow at Spring Vale Cemetery. Those wishing may contribute to Community Reformed Church at 2501 S. 18th St., Lafayette, IN 47909.


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