Alva Marie Kinney, age 80 of Hudson died Monday July 23, 2012 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson. Alva was born on October 28, 1931 in Roberts, Wisconsin; the daughter of Alan and Elizabeth (Hauth) Hanley. She was raised in Hudson where she attended elementary school near Trout Brook and later graduated from Hudson High School. On November 8, 1952, she was united in marriage to Andrew “Andy” Kinney at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. This union would be blessed with four children. For those who knew Alva, they came to appreciate her love of children. She was a devoted wife and mother, but also gave much of her life providing daycare for other children. She worked for over twenty five years as a day care provider for Catholic Charities in the Twin Cities. Alva was also a dedicated member of St. Patrick’s where she enjoyed her time spent with the PCCW and working funeral luncheons. Furthermore, she enjoyed wintering down south at South Padre Islands with Andy, and celebrating her heritage at the North Hudson Pepper Fest. Alva had a great sense of humor who loved teasing others, but could also take a joke in return. She knew how to make others feel special through her gift of making others laugh.
She leaves to mourn her passing; son David (Edie) Kinney of North Hudson, daughters Kitty (Jeff) Holten of Apple Valley, MN, Karen Kinney of St. Paul, Kim Bailey of Louisiana, grandchildren Keppen (Kyle) Kettering, Nicholas Kinney, Krista Kinney, Adam (Lacey) Holten, Ben (Brittany) Holten, Luke Kinney, Jillian Kinney, Olivia Bailey, great grandchildren Leah and Jocelyn Holten, brother John (Darlene) Hanley of River Falls, sister Ilene (Rolf) Tiedemann of Hudson, as well as many special nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Andy, son-in-law Tom Bailey, and sister Grace (Lester) Dedrick.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM Wednesday, July 25, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. To honor Alva’s devotion to the rosary, the rosary will be said on Wednesday at 9:45AM prior to the mass at St. Patrick’s. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with casketbearers being Adam Holten, Krista Kinney, Ben Holten, Nick Kinney, Keppen Kettering, Luke Kinney, Mark Hanley, Duane Hanley, Paul Hanley, and Kevin Tiedemann. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 until 7PM with a prayer service at 7PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson.