Anne Spray Kinney

Anne Spray Kinney


Anne Spray Kinney, 64, of Medora passed away at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born Jan. 22, 1952, in Seymour, she was the daughter of William L. Spray Sr. and Marian Day Spray, both of whom preceded her in death. On Jan. 22, 1994, in Milwaukee, she married Kenneth S. Kinney.

Anne was a lifelong member of Medora United Methodist Church. A 1970 graduate of Medora High School, she received a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She taught government finance at the graduate level and was retired as director of the Government Finance Officers Association Research and Consulting Center in Chicago. She had served as president of the association and had more than 20 years experience working in the public sector, much of that time as a practitioner in government finance.

While in government, Anne held upper management and executive positions in local government including the city of Milwaukee, where she was director of the department of administration and city’s budget and management director. She held similar government finance jobs in other communities including Oaklawn, Illinois.

She also served as executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. During Anne’s time with the district, she was instrumental in its privatization. She also served as a consultant to the government of Estonia on public finance.

A published author, Anne wrote “The State and Local Government Performance Management Sourcebook.” She also wrote or co-authored numerous articles in government finance journals and books.

Anne had an interest in interior and exterior design and received the restoration of the year award for a house she remodeled in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Her other interests were gardening, animals — especially golden retrievers and cats — listening to music and reading English mystery novels.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth; daughters, Elizabeth Brooker of Chicago, Richmond L. Kinney of Duluth, Minnesota, and Marjorie H. Kinney and her husband, Martin Butz of Tubingen, Germany; siblings, Mary Lea (Kenneth) St. Clair of Medora, Samuel J. (Diana) Spray of Medora and George (Barbara) Spray of Seymour; grandchildren, Samuel and Skye Butz; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William L. Spray Jr.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Medora United Methodist Church. Burial will be at White River Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Jackson County Humane Society or Red Sky Animal Rescue.

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