MAPLETON – Arden R. Kinney passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Jan. 1, 2013, at Aroostook Medical Center. Arden was born May 27, 1935, in Blaine, to Burnes and Laura (Brewer) Kinney.
As a boy he lived in E Plantation with his family where he enjoyed many hours fishing and hunting. He attended school in Mars Hill and later graduated from Aroostook Central Institute. He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. Arden began working at Maine Public Service Company in September 1959 and retired in January of 1996, completing a 37-year career. After leaving the military in 1956, he lived in Long Island, N.Y., where he met and married Marilyn Morris. Together they relocated to Mars Hill and then later to Mapleton. They built a home on Hanson Lake where they were together until her passing. In 1993 married Ella L. (Dighton) Kinney. They enjoyed 20 years of marriage together.
Arden is survived by his loving wife, Ella, her children, Michael Jones of Mars Hill, Cindy and Robert Murphy of Bridgton, Sheila and Dean MacDougall of Mapleton, and Mark Jones of Maynard, Mass. He is also survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his brother, Roland and June Kinney of Auburndale, Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Arden was predeceased by his first wife, Marilyn.
Visitation will be held noon-1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, Presque Isle, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday with Pastor Lawrence Beals officiating. Interment will be held in the spring at Tapley Cemetery, Blaine. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.