Mary Lou Kinkela, 90, of Bradys Bend, died Monday, September 7, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born August 29, 1930 in North Buffalo Twp., she was the daughter of Mark P. and Florence E. (Walker) Lehner.
On August 23, 1952, she married John R. Kinkela. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1978.
Mary Lou was a 1948 graduate of Kittanning High School. She worked for 21 years for Kittanning Telephone (Alltel) and retired in 1991.
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Bradys Bend where she volunteered for many years at various church events. Mary Lou was the Minority Inspector for the Bradys Bend Township Election Board for over 20 years. She enjoyed taking casino bus trips, shopping with her daughter; Barb, cooking, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Mary Lou is survived by one son; Mark and wife Kristin Kinkela of East Brady, two daughters; Brenda and husband Carl Roxbury of East Brady and Barbara Kinkela of Bradys Bend.
She is also survived by six grandchildren; Aaron Kinkela, Alex (Jordan) Kinkela, Cooper Shepard, Jeff Rankin, Sarah Roxbury and Richard (Amber) Roxbury. Four great-grandchildren; Addy Kinkela, Moriah Roxbury, Zander and Skylar Roxbury. One brother in law, Ronald Stitt of Chicora and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister; Madeline Stitt and two brothers; Richard and Mark Lehner.
Friends of Mary Lou Kinkela will be received from 2:00-4:00, 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Buechele Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 707 Kellys Way, East Brady, PA 16028.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. Patrick Church, Bradys Bend, with Rev. Victor Baguna officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Eusebius Cemetery.
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