Wilma Kinter

Obituary of Wilma Kinter

Wilima Shelton Kinter

Bainbridge, NY

Wilma Shelton Kinter, 88, of Bainbridge passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, NY. She was born on July 5, 1928, the daughter of the late George and Gladys(Maeske) Shelton, in Rochester, NY. She was married to Richard E. Kinter in August, 1948 and enjoyed over 67 years together prior to his passing in 2016.

Wilma was the Salutorian of her class in 1946 from Bainbridge High School. After graduation she worked at and met her husband Richard at NBT Bank of Bainbridge. Their first date was a movie at the old Bainbridge movie theatre on Main Street. She also worked at Keith Clark when it first came to Sidney, and later was Co-Manager with Richard at Charter Oaks Apartments in Liverpool, NY.

Wilma loved being with people and loved to have a party. She enjoyed cooking and spent many hours tending to her beautiful flower gardens wherever she called home. Over the years, she and Richard enjoyed traveling to antique shops and adding to her glassware collection.

Wilma is survived by: her brother G. Edward (Connie) Shelton of Central Square, NY and four children: Elaine (Frank) Selleck of Unadilla, Tim (Terr)i Kinter of Bainbridge, Bonnie (Roger) Williams of Bainbridge and Rick (Deirdre) Kinter of Parksville, KY; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson, as well as several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Dianne Drury.

A private family graveside service will be held where Wilma and Richard will be interred together, to honor their final wish.

The family wishes to thank A.O. Fox Nursing Home for their care and compassion for Wilma during the past year. Your kindness and support to both Wilma and the family was much appreciated. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear…. Irish poem

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney, NY