Martha “Marty” Slack Kinkead, 79 of Westerville passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021.
She was a graduate of Westerville High School class of 1959 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Otterbein College in 1963. She taught for 35 years at Massillon, Ohio (1963 - 1966) and Westerville City Schools (1966 - 1998).
Preceded in death by her parents (Robert & Helen Slack) and her husband of 25 years (Albert F. Kinkead). Marty is survived by her children, Marsha (Jeff) Siefker and John (Rachelle) Kinkead; Grandchildren, Jeffrey Siefker and Mollie Kinkead; and by many close friends, cousins, and family members.
She was a 50+ Member of the Church of the Messiah and the Membership Chair for Franklin County Retired Teachers in the early 2000’s. She loved music and was musically talented. She had a beautiful soprano voice and enjoyed playing the oboe & flute. Marty was a member of the Otterbein A Capella Choir and sang with the Columbus Symphony Chorus in the 1960’s. She was also a member of the Westerville Community Band for 20 years (oboe). She loved horses and dogs. She rode horses whenever possible, and she adopted and cared for 6 rescue dogs over her lifetime. Marty was very sweet, generous and kind. Her smile would light up the room. She deeply and passionately loved her children, grandchildren, family and friends. She will be missed beyond measure.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CALLING HOURS: Due to Covid 19, EVERYONE wishing to attend calling hours at HILL FUNERAL HOME MUST call HILL FUNERAL HOME at 614-882-2121 between 8:30 and 5 pm Monday thru Wednesday to reserve one of the 25 visiting slots per half hour starting at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Masks are mandatory. NO EXCEPTIONS. The Funeral Service will be at 1:30 PM Thursday at Church of The Messiah U.M. in Westerville with calling hours one hour prior to services. Services will be live streamed (click here). Burial will follow at Northlawn Memory Garden.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to: Westerville South Instrumental Music Boosters (WSIMB), PO Box 641, Westerville, Ohio 43081-0641, https://westervillesouthband.org/ (donate button) or Westerville North Instrumental Music Boosters, https://westerville-north-music-boosters-inc.square.site/, https://wnmbvpres.wixsite.com/wnmb. Remembrances can be shared at www.HillFuneral.com.