Robert L. Kines


Robert Leone “Mutt” or ‘Bob” Kines, 86, of Moatsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Nella’s Nursing Home Inc., Elkins, following an extended illness.

He was born Feb. 15, 1932, at Kasson, Barbour County, a son of the late Delbert Chilton and Florentine Lola (Freeman) Kines.

On Oct. 3, 1952, he married the former Lucille Righman, who survives at their home.

Also surviving are two daughters, Roberta “Bobbie” Rinehart, Belington, Joyce Simmons and husband, Bob, Moatsville; grandchildren, Rickey Rinehart, Nicole “Nikki” Wolfe and husband Derek, “Robbie” Wilfong and fiancee, Dema; great grandchildren, Taylor and Kelsea Wilfong, Makylie Rinehart, Kale and Keagan Wolfe, Dominic Summerfield; brothers-in-law, Eugene (Dorine) Righman, Philippi, Jerry (Nancy) Moatsville; sister-in-law, Corrina “Jean” Kines, Philippi; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Benton “Bennie” Kines; by a son-in-law, Rick Rinehart and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, William “Bill” and Lena “Gay” Righman

Mr. Kines was a Korean Era veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired equipment operator in surface mining. He was a member of the Kasson United Methodist Church, Kasson Ruritan, Barbour County Senior Citizens, Laurel Mountain Post 410, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Barbour Post 44 American Legion, the Barbour County Fair Association and 4-H Allstars.

Honoring his request, Mr. Kines remains will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, from the Stemple & Forman Funeral Home, 966 S. Main St., Philippi. The Rev. Kenny Kendall will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 3-7 p.m., the service hour.

Due to respiratory issues, it is requested that flowers be omitted. Memorials may be made in the form of contributions to the Locust Grove Cemetery Fund, in care of Sherrie Bailey, 15361 Morgantown Pike, Moatsville, WV 26405.

The Stemple & Forman Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoonoverstemplefuneralhomes.com.