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Lorene (Sis) Kinney

March 6, 1926 — May 20, 2021

Lorene (Sis) Kinney, 95, of Sandwich, IL passed away on May 20, 2021. She was born in Clarence, IL. She married Gene (Sandy) Kinney on October 4, 1945. She was very proud of her work at Chanute Air Force Base as the Secretary to the General in charge of Medical Operations for the European Theater in WWII. Lorene also worked as a bookkeeper at several places including St. Joseph’s Health Resort in Wedron, Il and for Dr. Castro and Dr. Godin in Ottawa. Sis and Sandy loved traveling in their various campers and everyone loved her homemade bread!

Lorene is survived by two brothers, Pete (Naomi) Watson of Gifford, IL and Kenneth (Judy) Watson of Cocoa, FL; Three children, Marty Kinney of Sandwich, IL, Roger (Cathy) Kinney of Ottawa, IL and MaryJo (Jack) Novotney of Imperial, MO; As well as 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Zella; One sister, Pauline Hess; And two brothers, Gene and Phil Watson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Fox Valley Older Adults in Sandwich, IL.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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