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Paul Eugene McKinney (2017)


Posted By: Shirley Keating (email)
Date: 7/24/2017 at 00:16:15

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Paul McKinney, Mount Ayr

Paul McKinney, 77, of Mount Ayr died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in rural Union County.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 24, at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, with Pastor Dwayne Henrichs officiating. Open visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr. Burial will be in the Moon Cemetery near Macksburg. Memorials may be made to the Mount Ayr FFA Chapter.

Paul Eugene McKinney was born July 18, 1939, in rural Macksburg, the son of Faye (Allsop) and Percy C. McKinney. He graduated from Macksburg High School in May 1958. Paul was baptized at the First United Methodist Church in Creston on April 14, 1963. On June 14, 1959, Paul married Muriel E. Tuttle and they had three children. Paul and Muriel divorced in 1979. Paul worked for Center Milk Company in Creston, and later worked at Creston Purolator for 14 years. In 1964, the family bought a farm near Diagonal. Paul was also a school bus driver for the Diagonal Community School District for 29 years, and the Mount Ayr School District for five years. Paul sold the farm before moving to Mount Ayr. In October of 2010 Paul met the love of his life, Mary Williamson. At this time he inherited a son, daughter, and granddaughter. Paul and Mary began going to Pharr, Texas, in 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, LaDene Brown and Helen Heyart; brothers-in-law, Joe Brown and George Schmidt; and great-grandson, Finn Stuva.

He is survived by his significant other, Mary Williamson of Mount Ayr; children, Robin (David) Stuva of Auburn, Ill., Misty Walkup (special friend Jeff Spencer) of Leon and Troy McKinney of Winterset; son-in-law, Bobby Walkup; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Maurine Schmidt of Lorimor; many other relatives and friends.

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