Mary Kinard

Obituary of Mary Kinard

Mary Margaret (Miggie) Kinard, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 1, 2018. A Visitation/Celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 3:30 until 5:30 PM at the First Baptist Church Chapel, North 2nd and Orange Street in Abilene, Texas, with the Celebration service beginning at 4:30 PM.  Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road.

Mary Margaret was born in Amarillo, Texas on July 7, 1927 to Oscar W. and Jewel Graham.  She spent her childhood in Post, Texas and graduated from Post High School and attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Mary Margaret and Dwight Lewis Kinard married on April 12,1952 in Post, Texas.  Memphis, Texas was their home before moving to Abilene in 1960. They joined the First Baptist Church in 1961.  "Miggie", as she was known by friends and family, was a teacher and helper in the Primary Department of the Sunday School of First Baptist church for many years.  She was also an active member of the 20th Century Club for over forty years and served a term as President.

Miggie's greatest joy was being with Dwight and for over sixty-five years they were inseparable.  They spent many summers at their home in Colorado and made many lifelong friends there.  Miggie was active in Bible studies, bridge clubs, and other numerous organizations in the Gunnison Valley.  Their love of the mountains was contagious and has been passed on to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Miggie will be greatly missed but her sweet spirit and gentle nature will always be a part of each person who knew and loved her.

Miggie was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar W. and Jewel Graham and by her husband of sixty-five years, Dwight L. Kinard.

Her survivors include son and wife, Kelly and Terri Kinard of Abilene; daughter and husband, Darby and Jeff Blackburn of Round Rock, Texas, and her brother and wife Moody L. and Barbara Graham of The Woodlands, Texas.  She is also survived by six grandchildren; Leila and husband Jason Darby of Abilene, Texas, Lewis and wife Kelly of Fort Worth, Texas, Lauren and husband Zack McLarnon of Dallas, Texas, and Avery, Mallory, and Emery Blackburn of Round Rock, Texas.  Miggie was also blessed with nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church Foundation, 1333 North 3rd Street, Abilene, Texas 79601 or to the charity of your choice.