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Mathilde Vanceune</br>brock” width=”188″ height=”269″><em><strong>05/01/2004</strong></em><br />Funeral services for Mathilde Tillie Kingery, 80, of Knoxville, who died Saturday     May 1, 2004 at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, were held Wednesday                    May 5, 2004, at the New Covenant Church. </p>
<p>            Dr. Craig Bex and Pastor Bob Smith officiated                at the services. Music was provided by Renabell Adams, organist and Roxanne Cox,                   vocalist.</p>
<p>             Interment was at the Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.   Casketbearers were Kevin Kingery, Mark Lambert, Justin Olivier, Mike Kingery,Eric            Pearson, and Tom Kingery. Honorary bearers were Brian Kingery, Val Olivier, Stacey                    Pothoven, Jason Olivier, Jeff Kingery, Amy Gray, Jennifer Kingery, Kyle Kingery            Courtney Kingery, Corey Lambert, Ashley Pitt, Katie Pitt, Ryan Pearson, Rhianna         Wallace, Ross Wallace, Rebecca Wallace, and Reese Wallace.   </p>
<p>              Tillie was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in Knoxville, the daughter of Florent and Mathilde            (Desplanque) Vanceunebrock.</p>
<p>             She was raised in the Knoxville area and graduated from            Knoxville High School.                 </p>
<p>            On July 25, 1942 she married Walter Kingery in Princeton, MO. To this union seven                    children were born.                 </p>
<p>            The couple first made their home in the Coalridge community. The couple farmed in           the Coalridge area until 1948 when they moved to their present farm south of Knoxville.</p>
<p>                         They were longtime members of the First Baptist Church and have recently called                    New Covenant their church home.                    Tillie had many interests; she enjoyed tending to her garden and flowers and watching</p>
<p>                        the birds and other wildlife. She was also a great cook and loved to make meals</p>
<p>                            for family and friends. </p>
<p>             Her strong faith in God guided her entire life; she served as a Sunday School teacher                   for many years and she always had compassion for others, keeping track of family               and friends through her personal phone ministry. </p>
<p>            She was preceded in death by her                  parents and two brothers, Marceaux and Florent. She is survived by her husband,              Walter; two sons, Gary Kingery (Carol) and Steve Kingery (Judy) all of Knoxville;       five daughters, Linda Lambert (Ken), Mary Olivier (Alvin), Judy Pitt (Mike), Carol               Pearson (Danny), all of Knoxville, and Renee Wallace (Rob) of Hamilton; 23 grandchildren;                16 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lena Thomas         of Knoxville and Dorothy Casias of Albuquerque, N.M. and many other family members          and friends.        </p>
<p>            Memorials may be made to the New Covenant Church or First Baptist Church.   Arrangements were made by Bybee Davis Funeral Home.</p>
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