Kinard, Pauline

Pauline "Polly" Kinard

January 31, 1941 - November 26, 2019

Pauline "Polly" Kinard of Plano, Texas passed away on November 26, 2019 at the age of 78. She was born on January 31, 1941 to Robert John and Alice (Maloney) Finneran in Miami, Florida. Polly married Jay Kinard on October 31, 1958 in Madil, Oklahoma.

She is survived by her husband, Jay Kinard of Plano, Texas; children, Michael Kinard of McKinney, Texas and John Kinard and wife, Arlene of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Bryan and wife Lori, Kevin, Travis, Robert and wife, Christine, and Johnathan; great grandchildren, Haven, Brooks, Julia, Elaine, Liea; sisters, Patricia Wasson of McKinney, Texas and Gerrie Dressing and husband, Bill of Pennsylvania; nephew, Gene Spillane and his family from McKinney, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Polly was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Alice Finneran; daughter-in-law, Janet Kinard; and brothers, Robert Thomas Finneran and James Patrick Finneran.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

A memorial donation may be made in Polly’s memory to the National Heart Association.

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Dear Jay and family, Sincere condolences on the loss of Polly. Polly and you were so kind to welcome me into your beautiful home in Doha in 1996 when I was new in town and on subsequent occasions and I will always remember and be grateful for your thoughtfulness and kindness and your friendship through the years. Thinking of you and praying for you.
Michael Collins, December 1, 2019 Polly was one of the most generous and giving people we have ever known. We were fortunate enough to be neighbors in the Gulf Helicopters housing area, and Polly would often call up and invite us for dinner which was always wonderful. She made the best chocolate cake ever, and was kind enough to share the recipe. Polly edited and compiled the American Women’s Association of Qatar’s cookbook called “A Little Bit of Home.” Several of Polly’s recipes are in the cookbook, and we use the cookbook often. Polly was also an accomplished photographer and several of her photographs grace our walls. Polly and Jay married at a very young age, but even in their 70’s they were still holding hands and were very much in love. Polly was a dear friend and we will miss her very much.
Joanne and Mark Wilkinson, November 29, 2019