Hildred C. Kinney


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Howland - Hildred C. Kinney, 100, died October 16, 2018, at Cummings Health Care in Howland. She was born August 8, 1918, in Orland, ME, the daughter of William and Katherine (York) Leach, Sr.
As a very young girl, she dropped out of school to be a homemaker to take care of her siblings due to the loss of her mother.
Hildred had resided Orland/Brewer before moving to Lincoln to live with her daughter, Sharon and husband, and family. In 2013, she went to live at Cummings Health Care, where she was happy and enjoyed her remaining years.
Her family wishes to extend their thanks and appreciation for the great care that she received while there. She had several special caregivers there, Ellie Boober, Hannah Quill, Lisa Dixon, and others. In August, Hildred celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends from near and far. She kept everyone laughing with her sense of humor and stories. She was sharp as a tack and was blessed with a sharp and healthy mind till the end.
She is survived by a son, Charles Deans of Castine, ME; two daughters, Barbara Jean Deans of Lee, ME, and Sharon Tash of Chester, ME; a granddaughter, Kristie Tillery of Fernley, NV; a grandson, John Deans of St. Augustine, FL; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and great nephews. She has a stepgranddaughter, Jessica Heath and Eric of Lincoln, and great-stepgrandson, James Riley Heath (JR) who was the apple of her eye. She will be greatly missed and remembered by JR, her special great-grandson. She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Arthur Deans; daughter-in-law Kazuko Deans; son-in-law, James Heath; four brothers, William Leach, Sr., Elwell Leach, Norman Leach, Sr., and Philip Leach; and three sisters, Gertrude Snowman, Lena Leach and Ruth Dorr.
There will be a graveside service at her request on October 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, ME with William Chesley officiating.
Published on October 22, 2018
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