Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery with full military graveside rites by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. No. 5357. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Pastor Eric Schubert will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Friends may call on Wednesday May 9, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening May 9th, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: May be made to the Keith Kinyon memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Keith Kinyon was born May 12, 1922, to Walter and Arilda (Young) Kinyon in Adair County, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 95.
Keith attended rural school in Lee Township and graduated from Greenfield High School. In 1942, he joined the Navy Air Corps and was trained to be a fighter pilot. Upon graduation he became an Ensign and continued the war effort later as a flight instructor.
On June 15, 1945, he was united in marriage to Myrtle McNeley. To this union three children were born: James, Patricia and Carol. They raised their family on a farm south of Greenfield now known as the Neely-Kinyon Research Farm. They lived on this same farm for nearly 50 years. Upon leaving the farm Keith and Myrtle bought a home in Greenfield. They spent 14 winters in Arizona where they had many friends.
Keith was an avid gardener. He was a long time member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church and a 70 plus year member of the American Legion Post No. 265 and a past commander. He was a friend to all in the community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Myrtle in 2015; three brothers, Wayne, Rex and Jack; and sister Velda Hovendick.
He is survived by his son, James Kinyon (Carol) of Roland, Iowa; two daughters, Patricia Kline (Steve) of Afton, Iowa and Carol Wagers (Rick) of Redfield, Iowa; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jean McNeley of Garden Grove, CA; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.