Sarah M.L. Kinard, 76, homemaker known for cooking

March 17, 2006

Sarah M.L. Kinard, a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and entertaining, died of heart failure March 10 at a nursing home in Clinton in Prince George's County. The former O'Donnell Heights resident was 76.

She was born and raised Sarah M.L. Suber in Clinton, S.C., and came to Baltimore after her marriage in 1949 to Spurgun Kinard.

Mr. Kinard, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, died in 1981.

Mrs. Kinard lived in East Baltimore and O'Donnell Heights until moving to the nursing home in 2003.

"She loved caring for children and was known as the `Neighborhood Mom,'" said a daughter, Patricia K. Baker of Clinton.

Mrs. Kinard was known as an excellent cook, especially for fried chicken that she served with milk gravy, family members said.

Mrs. Kinard was a member of Greater St. John Baptist Church in Turners Station where services were held yesterday.

Also surviving are four sons, Bobby Nelson of Clinton, Benjamin Kinard of Bowie, Rickey Kinard of Odenton and Eddie Walker of Baltimore; another daughter, Ruth Ann Hunter of Clinton; two brothers, James Earl Suber of Springfield, Va., and Willie David Young of Clinton, S.C.; three sisters, Katherine Pinson of Washington, Lillie Martin and Beauty Dunn, both of Capital Heights; 22 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

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