Dar­lene K. Kin­nan


Dar­lene K. Kin­nan, 68, of Lin­coln, Ne­braska, passed away peace­fully in her home on Septem­ber 27, 2016.

She was born Jan. 7, 1948 to William James Riale and Au­drey (Wardell) Riale in Havre de Grace, MD. Dar­lene grad­u­ated from Ris­ing Sun High School in 1966. She went on to grad­u­ate from nurs­ing school where she earned her LPN. She worked at BryanLGH East and West Hospi­tal in Lin­coln for 42 years.

Dar­lene met the love of her life, Dar­rel, on a blind date ar­ranged by their mutual friend. They were married on March 28, 1970 in Ris­ing Sun, MD. They then moved to Fort Devins, MA, where Dar­rel served in the United States Army un­til he was dis­charged. They re­lo­cated to Lin­coln, Ne­braska in 1971. They had three chil­dren: Ja­son, Jeremy, and Kris­ten.

Dar­lene loved to read, watch Husker sports, travel and spoil her grand­chil­dren: Mar­i­lyn, Katie and James.

She was pre­ceded in death by her fa­ther, William James Riale and son, Jeremy Scott Kin­nan.

She is sur­vived by her mother, Au­drey Riale of Ris­ing Sun, MD; hus­band Dar­rel Kin­nan of Lin­coln, NE; sis­ter Dale (Larry) Un­der­wood of Ris­ing Sun; son Ja­son (Lau­ral) Kin­nan of Springville, UT; daugh­ter Kris­ten (Ryan) Oh­noutka of Lin­coln, NE; and grand­chil­dren Mar­i­lyn, Katie, and James; mother and fa­ther-in­law Dar­rel and Shirley Kin­nan of Lin­coln, NE; and a num­ber of nieces and neph­ews as well as a host of fam­ily and friends.

Fu­neral ser­vices on Tues­day, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. at Lin­coln Memo­rial Fu­neral Home, 6800 S. 14th St., Lin­coln, Ne­braska.

Visi­ta­tion will be held Mon­day, Oct. 3rd from 5-8 p.m. with fam­ily present.

Please leave con­do­lences at www.lin­col­nfh.com.

Me­mo­ri­als to the fam­ily for fu­ture des­ig­na­tion. fields or do­ing farm work or house work help­ing to earn money for the en­tire fam­ily.

She met the love of her life at the Her­shey’s Or­chards in Wind­sor Town­ship, and at the age of 16 married Ar­lan C. Men­gel, who had just turned 21. They pur­chased the fam­ily home in Eden­burg in 1950 which was a mere shell and made it into a home for them­selves and their son. She wasn’t afraid of work or at­tempt­ing any­thing and worked hand in hand with her hus­band as they re­mod­eled and fixed up their home. Af­ter re­tire­ment, she even helped her hus­band put new sid­ing on the ex­te­rior of their home.

Dorothy worked at the Ham­burg Cen­ter when it was a TB San­i­to­rium, and later worked for Len­hart Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co., which was a wire fac­tory for har­nesses and wiring for ve­hi­cles. She then went to work as a seam­stress for sev­eral un­der­wear fac­to­ries, and later re­turned to the Ham­burg Cen­ter work­ing in the cus­to­dial po­si­tion. Dorothy and her hus­band re­tired in 1988.

She and her hus­band and son made many pounds of Easter egg can­dies each year for sale. She loved to cook and bake. The fam­ily, and her grand­chil­dren, worked many years at the Kutz­town Folk Fes­ti­val for Zion’s United Church of Christ, serv­ing fam­ily style din­ners. Dorothy was ac­tive in her church, vol­un­teer­ing her time as needed. She loved to bake her shoofly pies and fast­nachts.

Dorothy and Ar­lan had acreage out be­hind their home in which they did truck farm­ing. Any­thing they could not sell had to be canned or frozen. Hav­ing grown up dur­ing the de­pres­sion, noth­ing was al­lowed to be wasted.

Dorothy was con­firmed with the Lutheran Con­gre­ga­tion of St. Michael’s Church in Tilden Town­ship and later joined the Re­formed con­gre­ga­tion at Zion’s United Church of Christ in Wind­sor Town­ship af­ter her mar­riage where she re­mained a mem­ber un­til her death. She was a mem­ber of the OIA of Ham­burg and the Shartlesville Fire Co. so­cial quar­ters at one time. Dorothy and her hus­band en­joyed trav­el­ing af­ter their re­tire­ment, loved to at­tend lo­cal auc­tions, and play cards with friends.

Dorothy is sur­vived by a son: Stan­ley A. Men­gel, Conowingo, MD; three grand­chil­dren: Daniel R. Men­gel, hus­band of Jenny (Bow­man), Ne­wark, DE; Shaun E. Men­gel, hus­band of Dana (Kinder), Abing­don, MD; and Tina M. (Men­gel), wife of Pa­trick Chayer, Colora, MD; five great-grand­chil­dren: Naomi E. Men­gel, Kier­sten A. Men­gel, Les­ley M. Men­gel, Erica H. Men­gel, Kevin M. Chayer; and two step great-grand­chil­dren: Taylor Chayer and Alyssa Chayer. She is also sur­vived by four broth­ers: William A. Bubben­moyer, hus­band of Anna (Keim), Ham­burg; Carl E. Bubben­moyer, hus­band of Shirley (Turner), Eden­burg; Wayne M. Bubben­moyer, hus­band of Mary (Hen­son), Sea­side, CA; Harold H. Bubben­moyer of North Carolina; and a sis­ter Elsie M. (Bubben­moyer) Fox, widow of El­wood Fox, Ham­burg. She is pre­de­ceased by two broth­ers: Howard F. and Charles R. Bubben­moyer, and two sis­ters: An­nie K. (Bubben­moyer) Fi­dler and Mary J. (Bubben­moyer) Kramer.

Ser­vices were held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 4 from Leibensperger Fu­neral Homes, Inc., 65 S. 4th St., Ham­burg. Burial fol­lowed in Zion’s Ceme­tery, Perry Twp.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be sent to: Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, 498 E. Belle­vue Ave., Read­ing, PA 19605 or Amer­i­can Kid­ney Fund, 6110 Ex­ec­u­tive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20862.

For on­line con­do­lences, please visit www.leiben sperg­er­fu­ner­al­homes.com.


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