James M. Kinser
James M. Kinser
  • December 13, 1934 - June 30, 2017
  • Bloomington, Indiana

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James M. "Mike" Kinser, age 82, of Bloomington died Friday in I.U. Health; Bloomington Hospital. Born December 13, 1934 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Isaac and Flossie Kinser. He retired as a timekeeper for the Bloomington Postal Service. James was a devoted father and family man and has been married to the love of his life for 62 years, Alice (Maners) Kinser to whom he was married on November 13, 1954 in Jeffersonville. He was a general handyman and loved to solve different kinds of puzzles. He was a faithful member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Kinser, of Bloomington; four daughters, Mabel (Bob) Harden, of Ellettsville, Faye (Jeff) Elkins, of Bedford, Sherry Kinser, of Indianapolis and Treva (Don) Sciscoe, of Bloomington; one brother, Bill (Linda) Kinser, of Bloomington; one sister, Judy Alexander, of Franklin, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Julia Eads, Jennifer Harden, Donnie Sciscoe III, all of Bloomington and Jayden (Amanda) Elkins, of Owensburg and two great grandchildren, Gracie Eads and Jaxon Elkins.
James was preceded in death by his father, Isaac Kinser, his mother, Flossie (Covey) Kinser Sherfield, three brothers, Isaac Kinser, Jr., Edward Kinser and Larry Kinser, one grandson, Jeffrey Harden and one granddaughter, Angie Elkins.
The funeral service will be held at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home; 4150 E. Third St. on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastors Judd Sears and Charles Robert Harden, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Friends may visit the family on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.