Gloria J. "Jeanie" Kingsbury
Gloria J. "Jeanie" Kingsbury, age 63, of Pine Island, Minn., formerly of Kadoka, S.D., died Sunday, September 25, 2011, in Pine Island, Minn.
Gloria Jean Grimes was born on October 28, 1947, in Rapid City to Lewis E. and Elsie V. (Peterson) Grimes. She grew up in Weta, attended and graduated from high school in Kadoka in 1965. She then attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD.
On August 26, 1967, she married John R. Kingsbury in Kadoka. They lived in several communities during their first years of marriage. In 1971, Jeanie graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna. From 1972 to 1994, they lived in Rosemount and Jeanie taught at the Rosemount Christian School for five years. She was also very active in the Ladies ministry at First Baptist Church in Rosemount. In 1994, they moved to Pine Island and from 1995 to 2008 she home schooled her daughter Megan from K-12th grade. From 1980 until her death, Jeanie was the administrative assistant for Kingsbury Builders Supply, Inc.
Jeanie loved the American West, her ranching heritage, and was a 4-H Leader and an avid seamstress. She was presently a member of Grace Baptist Church in Waseca.
Jeanie is survived by her husband, John, of Pine Island; her daughter, Megan Kingsbury and her fiancé, Matthew D. Wiggs, both of Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, Thomas E. Grimes and Jerry (Merilee) Grimes, both of Kadoka; 13 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Jeanie was preceded in death by her parents and one niece, Jessica Ray Grimes
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Pine Island, Minn., with Pastor Clarke Poorman of Grace Baptist Church in Waseca officiating.
Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Keystone Cemetery in Keystone, S.D.
Local arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.
Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com