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Joyce Kinzie

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[September 28, 2010]  LINCOLN -- Joyce Kinzie, 74, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.

Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, with Pastor Phil Blackburn officiating.

Mrs. Kinzie was a business owner. She owned Buckles Motel, Mr. Donut, The Gem Restaurant, Maple Club and Vintage Fare.

She was born March 29, 1936, in St. Paul, Minn. Her parents were Arthur and Bessie Latuff Prohofsky. She married Melvin Kinzie on May 12, 1955, in St. Paul, Minn. He preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2006.

She is survived by three children, David (and Nancy) Kinzie of Richardson, Texas, Catherine (and Doug) Tiffany of Lincoln and John (and Natalie) Kinzie of Colleyville, Texas; two brothers, Roy (and Rosemary) Prohofsky of Eden Prairie, Minn., and Dennis (and Sandra) Prohofsky of Maplewood, Minn.; one sister, Delores (and Steve) Burger of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Solomon Willis, Caleb Willis, Marina Malamis and Jenna Kinzie; and one great-granddaughter, Corinne Getzendanner.

She was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, serving in nearly every capacity there.

She was a member and past president of the District 27 school board, a member of Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, League of Women Voters, Lincoln Community Theatre, Main Street Lincoln, Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital board and many other boards. She was the founder of the Martin Luther King Scholarship program and breakfast. She was a Lincoln Courier Citizen of the Year.

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Joyce was a friend to all. She had the heart of a servant and the spirit of an angel. It was a joy for her to serve the community in various ways, whether it was the many organizations that she offered her time to, the many mouths she fed or the heartfelt words of encouragement that she always had to give.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln, American Cancer Society (for pancreatic cancer research) or to the building fund for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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