Mary Lou Duffy Kinsey

May 6, 1928 - June 30, 2020
Mary Lou Duffy Kinsey

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Mary Lou Duffy Kinsey, 92, of St. Clairsville, OH died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Belmont Manor Nursing Home, St. Clairsville.  Mary was born May 6, 1928 in McMechen, WV a daughter of the late John and Ellen Durig Duffy and raised in Cameron, WV.

Mary Lou graduated from Cameron High School in 1946.  After high School she was a secretary to the President of Cameron Clay Products, Inc.; secretary to the retail advertising manager of the Wheeling News Publishing Co. and worked with Colonel E.B. Hopkins of Wheeling to help plan the evacuation of the Upper Ohio Valley in the event of a Civil Disaster.  She and Lois Pugh of St. Clairsville opened an Income Tax Office in St. Clairsville in the 1970’s.  She became Assistant to the Controller of Wheeling Stamping and Administrative Assistant to the President of the Hawley Corporation.  She ended her working career as Office Manager at Mull Industries.

Mary Lou was a 10 year volunteer at Wheeling Hospital in the CVICU waiting with families for open heart surgery on their loved ones.  She and her husband were founders and charter members of the Greater Wheeling Area Chapter 280 of Mended Hearts, Inc.

She enjoyed planning her High School Reunions and Luncheons.  She kept her classmates in touch all year long with her updates and they remained a tight-knit group.  She was a member of Thoburn United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Kinsey in January of 2011 whom she married in 1948; one sister, Ruth Bonnell.

Surviving are two sons, Robert  Kinsey of Hondo, NM and William (Susan) Kinsey of St. Clairsville; a sister, Mildred (Joseph) Trancik of Detroit, MI; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid-19, private visitation will be held on Monday at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH with Rev. John Jackson officiating.  Entombment at Halcyon Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Sherrard, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belmont County Animal Shelter by going to “” where she adopted her furbaby, Kasey.

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  • July 02, 2020
    Betty Duffy lit a candle:
    Lit since July 2, 2020 at 7:50:55 PM

  • July 02, 2020
    Betty Duffy says:
    God gained another special angel this week! Aunt Mary Lou was kindest, loving person who always wore a smile. . She was our go to Aunt during our growing up years ... she always listened ...gave adviced but never judged. Know that you were loved deeply and will be missed greatly. I know that you are reunioned with Uncle Bob and happy about that ... give him a hug for me ... and to all the rest. Let them know they are always with me in thoughts ... Enjoy this next journey as much as you enjoyed your stay here with us! Love you to the moon and back! Betty & Virginia

  • July 03, 2020
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  • July 04, 2020
    Billie Louise Simms Gorby says:
    When I think of the family, I think the smartest of the smart. You will be missed...

  • July 04, 2020
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