Mrs. Jean Kinchen, 78, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Kennett, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Cape Girardeau.
Jean Branum Kinchen, daughter of the late Kermit E. Branum and Louise Perkins Branum, was born April 10, 1931, in Hornersville, Mo. She was a University of Missouri Alumnae and belonged to the Eastern Star.
Jean married Lonnie L. Kinchen on June 9, 1951, in Hornersville, He preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Steven Wayne Kinchen, of Hornersville, and Sydney Scott Kinchen, of Dexter, Mo.; one daughter, Sarah Burdin and husband, David, of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren, Laura Gierten, Taylor Burdin, Claire Kinchen, Caroline Burdin, Catherine Kinchen, Mason Burdin and Hattie Lou Burdin; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb Reid and Emma Pyatt; one brother, Weldon "Buddy" Branum and wife, Frances, of Fredricktown, Mo., and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Friday, Oct. 9, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Sam O. Pulliam officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lulu Cemetery at Senath, Mo.
Pallbearers are Bart Ozbun, Matt Collier, Charlie Brown, Rick Twist, Bill Creed and Kevin Hall.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Collier, W.H. Houston, Donald Lee Hart and A.J. Nelson.
Memorials may be made to the Dunklin County Library or the Delta Children's Home in Kennett.