March 16, 1935 - March 22, 2010
BEAVER CITY -- Marvis Ann (Bowen-Kinsman) Darling, 75, of Hays, Kan., formerly of Beaver City, Republican City and Alma area, died Monday (March 22, 2010) at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kan.
She was born March 16, 1935, at Oxford to Charles Wilmur and Mabel Ann (Zike) Bowen. Until the age of 3, she lived northeast of Beaver City on the Carl Modlin farm. In 1938 she moved into Beaver City. She graduated from Beaver City High School with the class of 1952.
On Dec. 13, 1952, she married Arthur Wayne Kinsman in Colorado and made her home in Beaver City.
In 1958 she began working for the U.S. Postal Service, was promoted to Postmaster at Beaver City in 1984 and retired on March 16, 1990.
Following the death of her husband in March of 1981, she married Jim Darling at Norton, Kan., on Oct. 11, 1981. She then resided in Norton until October of 1989 when she moved to Beaver City for a short time prior to moving to Republican City. After her retirement she wintered for 11 years in Zapata, Texas, and in 2005 moved to Alma. In September of 2009 she moved to Hays, Kan.
She was a member of VFW Auxiliary of Beaver City.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Kinsman; her parents; three brothers, Don, Jim and Dean Bowen; two sisters, Opal McCarty and Doii Haussler; and great-grandson, Caden Ray Simpson.
Survivors include her husband, Jim Darling of Hays, Kan.; two sons, Wayne Kinsman of Alma and Kurt Kinsman and wife, Sandy of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Karla and husband, Curt Bieber of Hays, Kan.; two step-sons, Ron Darling and wife, Becky of Colby, Kan., and Jerry Darling and wife, Lora of Norton, Kan.; two brothers-in-law, Glenn Kinsman and wife, Peg of Friend, and Robert Haussler of Arapahoe; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Bowen of Missouri; five grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be Saturday, 11 a.m., at Mount Hope Cemetery in Beaver City with the Rev. John Sievering and Keith Theobald officiating. No viewing or visitation as the body has been cremated.
Memorials may be sent to the Cancer Society, First Christian Church of Beaver City or donor's choice, in lieu of flowers. Memorials may be left at the funeral home or at services on Saturday.
Condolences or personal reflection can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of the arrangements.