Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, in Cape Girardeau, for the mother of Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R-MO).
Mary Frances Hunter Kinder died Friday at the age of 81. Mrs. Kinder, who was born in Benton, lived in Cape Girardeau most of her life. After high school, she attended and graduated from Christian College in Columbia before enrolling in the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Mrs. Kinder became well-known in Cape Girardeau through her passion for music and the arts. She would routinely sing duets with her friend, the late Millie Limbaugh, the mother of radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh.