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Reba Jo Kinnison

Former ombudsman for county nursing homes

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POSTED January 6, 2009 1:13 a.m.
Reba Jo Kinnison, 84, passed away on Christmas day at New Hope Care Center in Tracy where she had lived with her sister, the late Trena Kelley, for the past four years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, John E. Kinnison, daughter Sherilyn Kinnison, and granddaughter Heather Swete, sister Trena T. Kelley, brothers, Milton Bud Griffin and Floyd Ray Griffin, and mother and father, Hugh and Ruth Griffin of Amarillo, Texas.
Reba is survived by her son, Don Kinnison and his wife Linda of Texas; granddaughter Jamie Johnson and husband Charles of Modesto; grandsons, Randy Kinnison and wife  Doretta of Sherman Texas; Danny John Kinnison of Forth Worth, Texas; and four great-grandchildren. She is survived by sisters, Mary Braddock and Kelley McCabe;  brothers, Jim and Jay Griffin, all of Texas and Oklahoma. She is survived locally by brother-in-law Jack Kelley, sister-in-law, Polly Kinnison, nieces and nephews, Miles Kelley, Kalleen Kelley Corley, Lori Kelley Tubbs, Kathleen Kelley Skudstad, Lori Kinnison Sanders, Dale Ann Stanley, and many other nieces and nephews residing in Texas and Oklahoma.
Reba Kinnison lived much of her adult life in Stockton after following her military husband to Air Force bases around the world. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She volunteered as an ombudsman for San Joaquin County nursing homes and was an active volunteer for Mary Graham Children’s Center. She was a woman of faith and attended local churches for many years.
She enjoyed being involved in the lives of her children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at East Union Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Reba Kinnison.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Mary Graham Children’s Shelter or the San Joaquin County Alzheimer’s Association.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
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