August 22, 2013


Charlotte Shove, 61, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa, with her family by her side.

Char was born Oct. 9, 1951, in Carroll, Iowa, to Gale and Fern Schafer. She graduated from Kuemper Catholic High School in 1969. Soon after graduation she married James Kinman and started a family in Oshkosh, Wis. There she took the role of being an outstanding mother of two boys and homemaker.

Her interests included spending time with family and friends, collecting elephants, admiring hot air balloons, watching football at Red Rock Casino, and hiking at Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. Her most recent adventure was zip lining with the grandkids. Through the years her strength, courage and lovingness has blessed and inspired many others.

Char is survived by her mother, Fern Schafer; sister, Cindy Cole; two sons, Brad Kinman and wife Jan; and Brian Kinman; and six grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Benjamin, Allison, Katie and Brady.

Char spent her few remaining months in the company of family being a loving mother and grandma.