Noble M. Kinkade

Noble M. Kinkade

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BENTON — Noble M. Kinkade, 93, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 24, 1926, in Christopher, the son of Charles Leland and Bertha Mae (Smith) Kinkade.

On June 1948 in Benton, he married Mary Jane (Simpson), and she survives.

Mr. Kinkade was a World War II Navy Veteran.

He was past president of the IBEW Local 702, and retired in 1986 from CIPS as the chief load dispatcher.

Mr. Kinkade, along with his wife was one of the founding members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon.

Mr. Kinkade is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Kinkade of Benton; three children, Mary Dianne Kolodziej of Benton, Mike Kinkade and Jackie Zimbro of Benton, and Jackie Kirk and Roger of Benton; seven grandchildren, Christa Robichaud and Tristan, Elizabeth Owens and James Herrell, John Kolodziej and Amy, Ashley Kirk and William McCann, Doug Kirk and Jenny, Michael T. Kinkade and Lexi Craig, and Amanda Abbott and Greg; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Vivian Barham of Benton.

Mr. Kinkade was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; 10 brothers and sisters; and his dog, Walker T.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, with Dr. Sammy Simmons and Pastor Michael Kramer officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW Posts will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Kinkade's memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois (Blue East Team) or to the Immanuel Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at Immanuel Baptist Church on Saturday or at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

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