Mrs. Lou McKinney - 1935

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

May 23, 1935

Mrs. Lou McKinney

Mrs. Lou McKinney, age 72, widow of the late Asa McKinney, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Deason, in the Walnut Grove community eight miles west of Clinton at 2 o'clock Friday morning May 17th, 1935, following a stroke of paralysis. Interment was in the Foster Cemetery Friday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by the Rev. E.G. Kaetzel, pastor of the Clinton M. E. church, South.

Mrs. McKinney spent practically her entire life in the Crowell Mountain community, until the death of her husband several years ago when she went to live with her daughter. She suffered a paralytic stroke a few years ago and never recovered, being an invalid for a year or more.

She was a true wife, a good mother and a kind neighbor and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist church for many years. Besides her daughter mentioned she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Hoyle of Crowell Mountain, two brothers, Lige Lemings of New Mexico and Cyrus Lemings of Scotland, and several grandchildren.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank each and everyone for the many kind services rendered us during the illness and following the death of our beloved mother and grandmother. We especially wish to thank Brother Kaetzel and those for the many beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs. and Mrs. Ira L. Deason and children.