Mary Katherine (Nealon) Kincheloe

September 4, 1930 —  May 20, 2019

Mary Katherine (Nealon) Kincheloe was born on September 4, 1930, to Irish immigrants, Thomas William Nealon and Atracta Essa (Smyth) Nealon in San Francisco, CA.  Mary was the eldest of 12 children.

She married Conley Eugene (Gene) Kincheloe on November 5, 1950, in San Francisco. They raised nine children. In the 1960s and 1970s, Mary was very active with Concord American Little League, The Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of America, and the Contra Costa County Democratic Party in Concord, CA.  In 1980, Mary and Gene moved to Walla Walla, where they were both active members of St. Patrick Catholic Church.  Mary was very active in the Catholic Daughters, the Postal Carriers Union Auxilary and many ladies card groups.  

Mary is survived by sons ,Thomas Kincheloe (Richard Masters) of Portland, OR; Michael (Louise) Kincheloe of Ft. Worth, TX; Patrick Kincheloe  of Walla Walla, WA; Daniel Kincheloe of Pleasant Hill, CA; Kevin Kincheloe of Puyallup, WA; daughters, Mary Walker of Prescott, WA and Theresa Kincheloe of College Place, WA; brothers, Edward Nealon, Robert Nealon; sisters, Ann (William) Thrush, Patricia (Terrance) Murphy and Margaret (Norman) Babin; brothers-in-law, John Moore and Leonard Vignolo; sister-in-law, Sharon Nealon.  In addition to her siblings and children, Mary is survived by 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, 38 nieces and nephews and more than 100 great-great-great nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by parents, Thomas William and Atracta Essa (Smyth) Nealon; husband, Conley Eugene (Gene) Kincheloe; in-laws, Clarence and Mildred (Hard) Kincheloe; sister-in-law, Marilyn Kincheloe Klein and Saundra Nealon; brothers-in-law, Alan Klein, Robert Kincheloe and Gerald Kincheloe; sisters, Theresa Moore, Ellen (Leland) Turner, Agnes Vignolo; brothers, Thomas Nealon, John Nealon and Daniel Nealon; sons, Conley (Gene) Kincheloe  and Dennis Kincheloe; daughter-in-law, Alana Kincheloe; and granddaughter, Michelle Walker.

A Rosary will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home in Walla Walla.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Walla Walla. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary Cancer Center through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

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