Nancy Congleton Kinsler

May 2, 2015

Nancy Congleton Kinsler 88, of Frankfort, died at 11:05 p.m. May 2, 2015 at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community. She and Don are now, together forever, in Heaven. Born September 4, 1926 in Frankfort to Mark & Lula (Gray) Congleton. She married Don Kinsler on July 28, 1946 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on December 3, 2014. Nancy was a 1944 graduate of Jackson Township School, attended Purdue University for 2 years and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. She was a bridal consultant and buyer for Ellis Jewelry from 1970-1990. Nancy was a member of the St. Mathew United Methodist Church and a former 4-H Leader. Nancy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1981. Since that time, she organized and directed the Clinton County Parkinson’s Support Group and participated in movement disorders research projects through Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. She enjoyed card club that met once a month since 1945 and knitting afghans for her 8 grandchildren.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9th at St. Mathews United Methodist Church. Justin Fisher will officiate. Family burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations may be made out to Rush University Medical Center: Parkinson Disease Program, c/o Ms. Teresa Chmura, 1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 755, Chicago, IL 60612. There is a special arrangement with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation that all donor contributions up to $300,000 are matched dollar for dollar by the Foundation, allowing contributors to double the impact of their gifts by donating directly to our program. These funds are utilized to enhance patient programs, organize educational events, and facilitate research efforts to improve the lives of patients and families facing Parkinson’s disease.

Survived by:

Daughter: Connie (Art) Knoflick of Bellingham, WA, 2 Sons: Gary (Sandy) Kinsler of Frankfort, Dennis (Teresa) Kinsler of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Mary Ann Carter of Sacramento, CA, Jane Ellen Quick of Lebanon, IN, 8 Grandchildren: Courtney (Mike) Rominger of Frankfort, Clayton (Amy) Kinsler of Mechanicsburg, Carly (Justin) Ecenbarger of Mulberry, Colleen Knoflick of Bellingham, WA, Sean (Heather) Knoflick of Bellingham, WA, Chad (Jaima) Kinsler of Westfield, Jeremy (Julie) Kinsler of Granger and Blaine (Jordan) Kinsler of Carmel and 14 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

a sister, Diana Sue Congleton and a brother William Congleton.


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21 Condolences for “Nancy Congleton Kinsler”

  1. Dick & Janet Gray May 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    The Kinsler Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy was a grand lady. Whenever she saw you she would always say hi. Dick & Janet Gray.

  2. Ferrel and Baker families May 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. We are sending our deepest sympathy!

    Lifting you and your family in prayer.

  3. Kathy (Lane) Howell May 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I remember your mother’s vivacious personality and her laugh. God bless you and your family at this time.
    Kathy Howell
    El Paso, Tx.
    Psalm 116:15

  4. Cynthia Comella May 5, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    She was a brave woman who never gave up and never gave in. She was a beautiful person and one that I will never forget. I know she must be happy to be reunited with her husband and best friend.

  5. Steve Greeno May 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Sweet sweet lady. My sympathies to Dennis and his family.

  6. Carol D Hamilton May 5, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Dennis, Teresa and family,
    So sorry to read about your mother. She was a grand lady. Carol and Kevin

  7. Jane Rodgers Telander May 6, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Nancy’s passing. She is now with Don forever, much like they were in this world. They were both wonderful
    people and raised a wonderful family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  8. Joy Neal May 6, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Dennis and Teresa, so sad to hear about you loss. What a wonderful woman . . .always had a smile for you. Many prayers to you and yours.

  9. Janice Collom May 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

    The Memories come flooding back as I look at the picture of Uncle Donald and Aunt Nancy. All the times growing up when we were together and the help and support that they both provided for Mother. I’ll always be so very grateful that Aunt Nancy was there at Mother’s passing when I couldn’t be. Family is everything! My Love to you all during this time of sorrow. I’ve sent a donation to Parkinson Disease Program in Memory of Aunt Nancy.

  10. Suilon Benjamin May 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Dear KInslers,
    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful mother & grandmother… So happy for her and Don to be reunited in heaven as you all so appropriately called it… Isn’t He such a merciful God to not make her wait longer than 6 month for them to be back together…May Faith be your comfort…
    Nancy was always our Inspiration in the Y-Water Mobility Arthritis Class she taught for years…She dubbed us Her Y-Water Angels… I remember her Chicago neurologist coming clear down to Frankfort when she started the Parkinson Support Group saying it was that water class that had kept her Parkinson Disease at bay… We never have a class that we don’t think of her and have prayed for her in the water and thanked The Lord for her more times than can be counted… We will miss just going to see her at the Manor for sweet brief visits too but at peace with where she is …
    Thank You Lord for the BLESSING of Nancy Kinsler in our lives and the inspiration she & Don were to us all…
    Love & God Bless you all, from Suilon & Rae & Her Y-Water Angels

  11. Fred Heavilon, Jr. May 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Condolences to Nancy’s family and friends. Truly a great lady.

  12. Richard and Marilyn Clouse May 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Gary and Sandy and family you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  13. Mary Johnson May 7, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Our condolences to your family.
    Mary Johnson, Mike and Cathy Johnson

  14. Alan & Gwen Kinsler May 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Alan and I are sending heartfelt love and sympathies to you on the loss of dear Aunt Nancy. We also apologize that we will not be there for her funeral. Thank you for your understanding and please convey our sympathies to your brother’s as well and our love to all the family!

  15. Max and Sue Swackhamer May 8, 2015 at 10:31 am

    We were sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We remember her so vibrant in her younger years and so brave and courageous in her later years. Your parents were a wonderful couple and good example for everyone. I know your family will miss her so much, but now she is with your Dad and that is comforting to know. All the memories that you cherish will still be in your mind and heart for many years to come. Bless all your family and enjoy the reunion of many of your extended family at this time.

  16. Angela (Friedrich ) Bruton May 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I am so glad Nancy and Don are reunited, I bet they are dancing in the streets of Heaven! I love you all and so glad to have you as a part of my life. Rejoicing and crying with you.

  17. Patty Smith Young May 8, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Hello Connie,
    I was saddened when I read of your mother’s death. I still live in Clinton County and think about you. Please email me.


  18. Gordy and Carol Jo Baarnett May 9, 2015 at 7:53 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I’ve got a lot of good memories of your entire family, all the way from going through grade and high school with Connie, to presently camping and visiting with Gary and Sandy at OMR. What a wonderful family you have.

  19. Ronna Biesecker May 10, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Connie, Gary and Dennis–so sorry for the loss of both parents so close together. They were some of my favorite people and I know you will miss them terribly. They were so devoted to each other and to their family.

  20. Barbara Wilkin Julien May 11, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I have fond memories of you from Bible school at Cloverleaf church when we were little girls. Haven’t seen you in probably 60 years! Was sorry to read that your father and now your mother had passed. They were wonderful people. So sorry for your loss.

  21. Chris & Suellen Myers May 15, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Dear Dennis,
    We were very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. You have our sympathy.

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