She was born in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School and Baylor University with a degree in education. She taught distributive education for more than 10 years within the Texas Public School System. She was a member of the Texas Board of Realtors as well as the North Carolina Board of Realtors.
She married John Kinard in 1980 and moved to Saluda in 1982, where she spent the most enjoyable years of her life. Here in the mountains, she worked for First Citizens Bank, Heritage Reality, and as office manager for Edward D. Jones. She retired in 1998.
She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Kinard of Saluda; two sons, Scott Kinard of Saluda and Brad McFarling of College Station, Texas; a sister, Dorothy Dietz of Austin, Texas and three grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, and Breanna.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends after the service in the parish hall.
A lover of animals, she wished that any donations would go to either PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) or the Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com.
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