Mary K. Kinsfather


Mary K. Kinsfather


Mary K. Kinsfather passed away peacefully in her home, Jan. 9, 2019, with her children by her side. She was a Billings native, born in 1943 to G. Kenneth and Gladys Allen. In 1961, she graduated from Billings Senior High School and married her high school sweetheart, Walt “Sonny” Kinsfather, and began her lifelong dream of being a farmer’s wife and raising a family.

All those who knew Mom knew that she had a variety of interests over the course of her lifetime — she loved animals; she had an amazing green thumb for indoor and outdoor plants alike; she enjoyed spending time by her pond and feeding her fish; she was a fabulous cook; she’d snowmobiled, been a part of ski club, kennel club, 4-H, and she’d loved to golf; she loved to travel and she preferred to drive cross-country versus taking a plane (she traveled throughout the United States — from Maine, to Texas, to California, including driving the entire U.S. Route 1). Mom easily made friends wherever she went, and people valued her kindness and her sense of humor.

She loved everything about being a farmer’s wife.

Mary K. is survived by two sons, Rick (Geri) Kinsfather and Robb (Kim) Kinsfather; and a daughter, Jennie Kinsfather; seven grandchildren, Sydney, Aaron, Kenny, Matt, Nick, Zack and Katie Kinsfather; her sister, Peggy Jo Wilson; brothers-in-law, John (Sandra) Kinsfather and Barry (Bonnie) Kinsfather; and many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Kinsfather; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Walter H. Kinsfather and Thelma O. Kinsfather; her parents, G.K. and Gladys Allen; and her brother-in-law, Robert W. Wilson.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Mary K’s life will take place in the spring with a private family graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mary K’s name to your local humane society.

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4 thoughts on “Mary K. Kinsfather”

  1. Dearest Jennie and family. I am keeping all of you in my Prayers at this difficult time. Just call on the Lord for strength. He will get you through. Sending lots of love your way. Aunt Jeannie.

  2. So sorry to see that my dear friend has passed on. Our sympathies to the family. You are all in our prayers at this time .Love, Bruce and Emma Wegner

  3. I always thought Mary K was so beautiful and full of life. She had a radiant smile and made the perfect companion to Sonny’s equally dazzling exterior and interior. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing but am happy that you all had quality time together before her death. My love and condolences to you all.

  4. Although I never met “Mick” in person, we were close friends for over 20 years online. We talked for hours on the phone sharing our love of gardening, houseplants, and I shared my love of ponds with her . She helped me through so much…the bestest friend I ever had. My heart is broken
    I know she’s happy to be with her beloved Walt .
    My sincerest condolences to her children who she loved dearly.
    She was a special lady. There was only one Mick. There will never be another. I will forever be grateful that she was in my life for over 20yrs. My heart will hurt for eternity

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