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March 26, 2012

Melva ‘Jean’ Blunk Kinman

81; of Clarksville

A memorial service for Melva “Jean” Blunk Kinman, 81, of Clarksville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,Clarksville. She died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 14, 1931. She was a longtime employee at McClure Drugs, a member of The Knights of Columbus 1348 Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Clarksville. Besides her love for bingo and playing cards with her friends at Fairington, she loved the Kentucky Derby.

She is survived by her children, Paula Kruer and her husband, Dennis, of Floyds Knobs; a son, Vincent Kinman, of Beech Grove; grandsons, Jason Kruer and his wife, Nicole, of Westerville, Ohio, and Eric Kruer, of Louisville; and great- grandchildren, Noah, Mason, and Hadley Rae. She is also survived by her sister, Shirley Hemmelgarn and her husband, Don; and several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Benjamin “Buck” Kinman.

Both Jean and her husband donated their bodies to the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations made in Jean’s memory to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of their choice.

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