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Anna M. Kinder
Anna M. (Ringis) Kinder, age 95, formerly of Shamokin, died at 9:25 a. m. Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Mountain View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Coal Township where she resided since January, 2019.
Born in Shamokin on Sept. 15, 1924, she was a daughter of the late Martin L. and Josephine (Dardenecz) Ringis.
Ann was a dedicated wife and a loving, caring and compassionate woman who always had a kind word to say about everyone. She spoke Lithuanian, Polish and English and was especially proud of her Lithuanian ancestry.
She was a terrific baker and was always providing delicious treats to her nieces and nephews, and of course her husband George. Ann and George were avid walkers and often could be seen in the streets of Coal Township and Shamokin. They spent many of their years together caring for the cemeteries in the Springfield section of Coal Township, especially St. Michael's Lithuanian Cemetery.
They were regular customers of, and became friends with, the proprietors and workers at many of the wonderful shops and restaurants in downtown Shamokin. Ann was a dedicated bingo player and loved socializing with many of her friends at church functions and later in life with her many friends at Lincoln Towers in Shamokin. She participated in most, if not all, activities during her many years at Lincoln Towers and enjoyed spending time with her friends there.
Ann was employed for more than 20 years at the former Shroyer's Dress Factory. She enjoyed a special bond with her former fellow co-workers. More recently, she was able to spend more than the last year of her life with her younger sister, Rose Paczcoskie, as residents and roommates at Mountain View Manor.
She was a patient of Dr. Ahmad Wardeh, Dr. Wayne Miller and Physicians Assistant, Jen Keer, who took excellent care of her and formed a special bond of friendship with her.
Ann was dedicated to her extended family, especially her nieces and nephews, and she will be greatly missed by them.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Kinder on September 14, 2000, by four sisters: Helen Kirkilo, Mary Kuzinski, Florence Pajka, Agnes Ringus and by three brothers: Leo Ringis, Joseph Ringis and Anthony Ringis.
She is survived by her sister Rose Paczoskie and a number of nieces and nephews, including Mary Ellen, wife of Rick, Boyer, Bloomsburg.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be made in St. Michael's Lithuanian Cemetery, Coal Township.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.
Our family lived down the street from Anna and George on Pulaski Ave., I feel like I've known them my entire life. As kids we would see George walking to the clubs and he always called us girls tomboys. Later in life that was our nickname for him "TomBoy". I still remember the last time I saw George....he was picking up prescriptions at the drug store I worked at, then he was struck ill. Losing George was devastating to Anna, but her sister got her out as much as possible. Anna and Rose were regulars at the drug store, I saw them every week for years. They were two of the nicest people I've ever met. I got to see Anna a few times when she lived at Lincoln Towers, and more recently my sister and I visited both Anna and Rose at MVM over Christmas. I am so sorry to hear of Anna's passing, please accept my deepest condolences.
Annette (Dormer) Amrich
Annette Amrich May 6 2020 12:00 AM