Bessie M. Kynion

Bessie M. Kynion, age 84, of Marine, passed away Tuesday, December 9 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services for 84 year old Bessie M. Kynion will be Thursday, December 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Saint Jacob United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Marine Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Hoyleton Home. The Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born on Sunday, December 15, 1929, in Birch Tree, MO, the daughter of John and Grace P. (nee Vaughn) McLemore.

On Thursday, August 22, 1946, she married Everette E. Kynion who passed away on Saturday, March 03, 2012.

She was a member of Saint Jacob United Church of Christ, St. Jacob, IL, American Legion Auxiliary-Marine, IL.

Mrs. Kynion was born in Chaffee, MO, attended county school, and worked at the Chaffee Shoe Factory. After her marriage, she lived in Chaffee, MO for two years, then moved to Granite City. In 1962, they moved to Marine, IL. She loved to play Bingo, was always helping people, and participated in all church functions. “Mom’s family was her life.”

Survivors include:
Son – Charles E. (Carol) Kynion, Marine, IL
Son – Richard E. (Rita) Kynion, Springfield, IL
Daughter – V. Elaine Vosholler, St. Rose, IL
Son – Allen R. (Tene) Kynion, Marine, IL
Daughter – Sherry L. (Bill) Tebbe, St Rose, IL
Grandchild – Rae Lynne (Brian) Meyer, Marine, IL
Grandchild – Jill M. (Jay) Bloemker, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Dayle Ann Osborn, Collinsville, IL
Grandchild – Dawn M. (Carl) Biersborn, Chicago, IL
Grandchild – Danielle R. (Andy) Wilkinson, Edwardsville, IL
Grandchild – Nicholas R. Kynion, Collinsville, IL
Grandchild – Steven L. (Julie) Vosholler, Caseyville, IL
Grandchild – Justin E. (Tiffany) Vosholler, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Devin A. (Sara) Kynion, Pierron, IL
Grandchild – Erica K. (Michael) Kynion, Marine, IL
Grandchild – Jared W. (Special Friend Kalika Kemplen) Tebbe, St. Rose, IL
Grandchild – Jacob C. “Jake” Tebbe, St. Rose, IL
Grandchild – Dawn M. (David) Nudo, Springfield, IL
Great Grandchildren – Eleven
Adopted Grandchild – Bethany Sitton, Highland, IL
Brother – Donald (Erna) McLemore, Jackson, MO
Sister – Shirley (Bill) Vance, Advance, MO
Sister – Wanda (Leo) King, Cape Girardeau, MO
Best Friend – Josephine Schiller, Maryville, IL

She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Everette E. Kynion (died 03/03/2012)
Father – John McLemore
Mother – Grace Pearl McLemore
Brother – Charles E. McLemore (died 11/23/2001)
Brother – Robert McLemore
Sister – Betty Green
Son In-law – David M. Finley 9/30/1991
Son In-law – Roger L. Vosholler died 5/30/2011

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249
618-654-2133

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