Funeral services for Martha Jeanette (Blackwood) McKinney will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died in her home November 20, 2012, with family at her side.
Martha was born in Garden City, KS on August 17, 1922 the daughter of Clark and Edna (Wilson) Blackwood.
Martha obtained her teaching certification and first taught in New Concord, OH for 2 years, then transferred to Scott City, KS, followed by substitute teaching until becoming a full-time homemaker in 1946.
Martha met her husband Harold while he was based in Garden City, KS with the Army-Air Corp when he and a friend were invited to dinner with Martha's family. Harold preceded her in death in December, 2010 as did her brothers Merl and Raymond.
She is survived by her sister, Betty Thompson of Carthage, MO; daughter, Karen McKinney of Lawrence; son, Rod McKinney of El Dorado Hills, CA; daughter, Kathy Nace of Lawrence and husband Mark Nace; and son, Scott McKinney, Lawrence and wife Susie.
The family will greet friends following the service.
The family requests that any memorial donations may be made to the Christ Covenant Church Mercy Fund, 2312 Harvard Rd, Lawrence, KS 66049.
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