James (Jim) Edward Kinsman

June 23, 1941 ~ January 5, 2020 (age 78)


James (Jim) Edward Kinsman, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2020. 

Jim was a member of the First Baptist Church in West Frankfort.  He was a former member of Westview Baptist in Belleville for 24 years and served as a Chairman of Administrative Committee and Church Treasurer.  

Jim also had a love for golf, sharing lots of games, scrambles and tournaments over 60 years with his many friends, family and business associates. He even landed a hole in one on his 50th birthday.  Jim was known for his quick wit, jokes and comical stories. He brought much love and laughter to so many, he will be sadly missed as our loss is definitely Heavens gain.

Jim enjoyed his retirement after many years of service including West Frankfort Police Chief, Regional Manager and Claims Manager for AON, Inc, Claims Manager for AHRMA.

Jim was born on June 23, 1941 in Royalton and was preceded in his death by:  his parents, Henry and Doris June Kinsman; grandparents:  Ed and Gladys Spiller and Henry Sr and Victoria Kinsman;  father and mother in law, Bill McGinty and Dixie McGinty.

Surviving are:  Spouse, Joy McGinty Kinsman; 

Sons: Jimmy (Sue) Kinsman and Joshua (Valerie) Kinsman; 

Daughters:  Lora (Ed) Hammonds, Amy (Randy) Blocker and Jacy (John) Page.  11 grandchildren: Jacob, Lucas, AJ. Jonathan, MaKalie, Dominic, Jessica, Sarah, Tyler, Justiena, Kassandra.

7 great grandchildren:  Janey, Jaxon, Hailey, Emma, Josephine, Kole, Clinton.

Sister Karen (James) Krener and Brother Michael Kinsman.

He is also survived by brother and sisters in law:  Kathy (Thomas) Trotter, Brad (Molly) McGinty and Gay (Darin) Morton and several nieces and nephews.

He will be greatly missed by his dog and cat, Lulu and Gracy.

Services will be held at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home on Thursday Jan 9th, visitation from 3 pm to 7 pm.  

Funeral service will follow visitation at the funeral home at 7pm with Rev Vance Vyers officiating.

Private burial services with be Friday in Miners Cemetery, Royalton, for the family.

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January 9, 2020

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
January 9, 2020

7:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


The Family of Mr. Kinsman

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