C. Evan Kinsley, 100, North Manchester, Ind., died at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center.
He was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Hartville, Ohio, to Aaron and Lottie (Carper) Kinsley. He graduated from Manchester College in 1934, received his Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1941 and did advanced studies at Northern Illinois University. Evan was a teacher and principal for 21 years at Mt. Morris (Ill.) High School. From 1965-67 he and his wife, Lucile, served the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria as educational missionaries.
From 1967-1974 he was principal of Franklin Center High School, Franklin Grove, Ill., and from 1974-1977 he was director of Placement and Career Development at Manchester College, retiring in 1977. He served as a trustee of Manchester College from 1956-1965.
He was a 50+ year member of the Kiwanis Club, member of the North Manchester Shepherds Center, Wabash County Retired Teachers Association and a life member of the National Education Association.
On June 25, 1935, he married Lucile I. Buck. She died Dec. 29, 2010.
He is survived by three sons: Dale (Cheryll) Kinsley, Lummi Island, Wash.; Kenneth (Karen) Kinsley, Monticello, Minn.; and Gerald (Cindy) Kinsley, Loves Park, Ill.; one daughter: Joyce Mann, Chico, Calif.; one brother: Gene Kinsley, Daytona Beach, Fla.; one half brother: Keith Pontius, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be at a later date at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon, Ill.
Arrangements entrusted to McKee Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to the Evan and Lucile Kinsley Scholarship Fund at Manchester College, 604 E. College Ave., North Manchester, IN 46962 or Timbercrest Senior Living Community, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.