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Lucille Kinnie Maloney - December 31, 2011

Helen Lucille Kinnie Maloney, 87, of Julesburg was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Ansley, Neb. to Roy and Helen Fox, the fourth of nine children. She died Dec. 31, 2011 in Julesburg.

She graduated from Sedgwick County High School with the Class of 1942. On April 28, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Kinnie, whom she had been dating since her sophomore year.

They lived in a home in Julesburg for awhile while Kenneth worked on his father’s farm south of Julesburg and Lucille worked as a teller for the First National Bank of Julesburg. Kenneth joined the Navy in 1944, and Lucille continued working as a bank teller for First National, all the while being a devoted housewife.

The same year, in July 1944, their first son, Joe, was born. In 1946 Kenneth was discharged from the Navy and they then moved to a farm southeast of Julesburg approximately 15 miles. It was then that their second son, Craig, was born. Several years had passed, and after moving to another farm (home place) several miles away, their third son, Ernie, came into their lives.

They continued farming in Sedgwick County for several more years until 1952 when they moved to the sandhills of Yuma County approximately 22 miles southeast of Holyoke for Kenneth’s father, the late E.H. Kinnie.

They continued to farm in Yuma County until 1958 when Kenneth bought the current family wheat farm 11 miles south of Julesburg. During those years Lucille continued to be a devoted housewife and mother of her three sons.

In 1972, Kenneth became a State Senator while Lucille stayed by his side, helping him with his campaigning, and then moved to Denver with him during the sessions. During this time, Lucille was very active with the legislative wives, Christian Women’s Club and other activities associated with them.

In 1978, Kenneth and Lucille moved back to the farm south of Julesburg. It was during the mid-1980s that they purchased the late Walt Mc­Kinstry’s house at 300 W. 8th in Julesburg where they resided until Kenneth’s death in 1997.

Lucille continued living at her home until she met and eventually married the second love of her life, Mike Maloney, on Nov. 18, 2001. Lucille and Mike continued living at their residence until September of 2008 when she became ill and entered the nursing home until her death.

Lucille was a member of the United Methodist Church for over 60 years, member of Chapter BV PEO, active member of the Christian Women’s Club, Jolly Neighbors Club and participated in numerous other activities of the community. Lucille will always be remembered as a grand lady of the community with her smile, high heels, hospitality and generosity to her family and friends within the community.

Lucille was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Kinnie; daughter-in-law, Pat Kinnie; great-granddaughter, Rylee Shelbourne, great-grandson, Braxton Kinnie; parents, Roy and Helen Fox; brother, Jack Fox; and sister, Bernice Wertz.

Lucille is survived by her husband, Mike Maloney of Julesburg; sons, Joe Kinnie and wife Ruth of Holyoke, Craig Kinnie and wife Cindy of Portland, Ore. and Ernie Kinnie and wife Kathleen of Julesburg; sisters, Louise Brandon of Alma, Neb., Margy Van Dyke of Fort Morgan, Delores Calmer of Fort Morgan and Marlene Baer and husband Bob of Anaheim, Calif.; brothers, Bob Fox and wife Sylvia of New Port News, Va. and Tom Fox and wife Margie of Dana Point, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home in Julesburg.

Funeral services were scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Julesburg Methodist Church with Pastor Joy Savage officiating. Interment was set to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Julesburg.

Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church of Julesburg in memory of Lucille, c/o Joe Kinnie, 915 Frenchman Hts., Holyoke, CO 80734.

Austin-Tennant Funeral Home in Julesburg was in charge of arrangements.