Alice Jervae Kinney, 79, died Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the local nursing home.
Jervae was born in Beech Grove, Kentucky March 6, 1939. She grew up in the Evansville, Indiana area and worked at Whirlpool as an administrative assistant before marrying E.C. Kinney in 1959. They moved to Florida and spent the next 30 years raising their two daughters and spent 30 years before moving to the Crossville, Tennessee area.
Jervae became a certified scuba diver, learned to pilot a plane, and became a midwife to several women in the Central Florida area. She spent much of her time teaching the Bible and sharing her beliefs as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses from an early age. She loved to garden and grow flowers, and her pet cats.
Jervae was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Simmons; Clarence and Helen Simmons McIntyre; husband, E.C. Kinney; brother, Bob Simmons; sister, Bonnie Montgomery; grandson, Justin Moynihan.
She leaves behind to remember the good times, daughters, Diane (Robert) Miller; Jana (Kevin) Moynihan; sister, Tommie (Jerry) Longbrake; grandsons, Nicholas Cooper and Alexander Miller; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
A memorial celebration will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please visit jw.org.
Condolences can be made at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.
Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.