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.
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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.