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Katherine Reed McKinney

Graveside services for Mrs. Katherine Reed McKinney will be 2:00 PM Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Wilson County Memorial Gardens with her grandson, Pastor Evan Owens officiating.   Pallbearers: family.  Due to the concerns of the Coronavirus threat, there will be no visitation prior to the graveside service.

Mrs. McKinney, age 96 of Lebanon passed away Friday, March 20, 2020, at Quality Care.

Myrtle Katherine Reed McKinney was born April 25, 1923, in Wilson County, daughter of the late Joseph Green Reed and Myrtle Patterson Reed.  She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1941.  She met her future husband David Earl McKinney while he was attending Cumberland University.   Katherine and Dave were married April 2, 1943 right before he left for World War II.  She worked for Rose’s Department Store while waiting for his return.  Dave returned and she began her life as a housewife and their union brought three sons and one daughter.  Katherine was a devout Christian and taught the young married women’s class at Immanuel Baptist Church for over thirty years.  She had a talent for singing and sang in the church choir for over forty years.  For many years she led the Women’s Missionary Union for Immanuel Baptist.  Katherine loved to sew and made clothes for her children and grandchildren.  She was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word, loving her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her large family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of seventy four years, David Earl “Dave” McKinney on October 10, 2017; and four siblings, Erwin Reed, Helen Reed Pope, Phillip Reed, and Houston Reed.

She is survived by four children, David Reed (Vicci Clodfelter) McKinney, Dr. Roger Earl (Carlene Sandlin) McKinney, Carl Ray (Barbara) McKinney, and Mary McKinney (David) Owens; seven grandchildren, Jennifer McKinney (Kaz) Hashimura, Matthew David (April) McKinney, Joshua Medlin (Whitney) McKinney, Gabriel Isaac (Jennifer) McKinney, Joel David (Erin) Owens, Evan Ray (Megan) Owens, and Sarah Kate McKinney; twelve great grandchildren, Emilyn Hashimura, Erika Hashimura, Annabella McKinney, Jacob McKinney, Ian McKinney, Liam McKinney, Aidan McKinney, Colbie Owens, Rhett Owens, Logan McKinney,  Caroline McKinney, and Mack Owens.

The brothers would like to thank their wonderful sister for the love and care she has given to our mother through the many years that she has been in the nursing home.  She is a true saint.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and employees at Quality Care who gave special care to Katherine, too many names to mention, but all loved for their efforts.

“And her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28

The family recognizes the current health concerns sweeping our nation and understands the reluctance of some to attend events with crowds. Thus, they appreciate everyone’s concern and prayers and honor their decision.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Pam Ward says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with the McKinney family. Dr. McKinney, I am so so sorry. As you mentioned this yesterday, I didnt realize exactly what you were saying. You are a dear person to me and I am so sorry for your loss. May you all hold close the love and memories.
    • Charles and Sharon Johnson says:
      We have known and loved the Mckinney family for many years! Mrs McKinney was a precious lady! Today you all are in our thoughts and prayers and we send lots of hugs and love to each of you!
  2. Faye and Marshall Culver says:
    So sorry to hear this but know she is in a great place now. My thoughts and prayers to you, Dr. McKinney, and to the rest of the family. May God, plus happy memories, comfort you all.
  3. Shelby Lester says:
    Doc so sorry for the loss of your mother. As I read the obituary she was a very dear mother and a friend to all. Please know how much me and my family care. I miss our time together.
    In deepest love and sympathy
    Shelby and family
  4. Alexis Anglin says:
    My condolences go out to the McKinney family during this difficult time! I had the pleasure of being one of the nurses taking care of Mrs. McKinney for a period of time! She was always a pleasure to care for!
  5. Nancy Steward says:
    Katherine has such an influence on my life when I was a young woman. I made some of my closest friends while in her Sunday School class. She was one of my strongest supporters when I began to teach my own class. I will always be grateful for her love and influence.
    • Janice Ledford says:
      Mrs McKinney was a great inspiration and example of a Christian lady. She raised 4 wonderful children. May God comfort the family in this time of loss
  6. Joy Turner Gray says:
    Sorry for your loss Dr. McKinney
  7. Melanie Martin Knight says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I understand fully what you are feeling now. What a wonderful testimony she left for her family and friends. Dr McKinney, you were there for us as we cared for our parents and we appreciated you all. Mary, you have always been a sweet angel. May God put His comforting arms around you all
  8. Melanie Martin Knight says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. I understand fully what you are feeling now. What a wonderful testimony she left for her family and friends. Dr McKinney, you were there for us as we cared for our parents and we appreciated you all. Mary, you have always been a sweet angel. May God put His comforting arms around you all.
    • Colebra Montgomery says:
      Mary, Roger, David, and Carl, praying for you and your family. May God comfort you at this time.
  9. Mark & Jessica Davis says:
    We are deeply sorry for your loss.
  10. Teresia Shrum moore says:
    I’m sorry for your lost
  11. Such dear folks a wonderful influence at Immanuel Church and the whole community. Dena and I love and appreciate the entire McKinney family!
  12. John & Karen Fisk says:
    Roger, our condolences and prayers are with you and your family
  13. Jennifer and Jeff Brown says:
    So very sorry for your loss Dr. McKinney and family. We are praying for your healing. I know she is smiling down on you and your family with our Heavenly Father by her side.
  14. Julie and Steve Kopko says:
    Doc, we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers for you and your loved ones.
  15. Sara Parker says:
    Mary and family,
    Your Smithville family will hold you all in our thoughts and prayers. I’m sure she and Shirley are having a grand time praising Jesus together. We are sorry for your loss, and thankful for her gain in Heaven. We love you all.
  16. Valerie Vanatta says:
    Mrs. Mary and Family,
    I loved your sweet mother and I wanted you to know that I am thinking and praying for God’s peace and comfort on you as you go through the loss of your mom. I love you!!
    • Susan Brewington says:
      Dr McKinney & families,.Lifting each one up in prayer through the loss of your precious Mother! Your in our daily prayers asking Jesus to bring comfort t all! We know the pain you feel when our Parents leave us for their eternal home! God bless your Family. Sincerely Danny & Susan Brewington
  17. Ruthie Hobbs Farmer says:
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. So many memories that include all of you. Love you. Keeping you in my prayers.
  18. Morris & Glenda Myers says:
    Granville friends send sincere prayers to the family—
  19. Vicki Andrews says:
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
  20. Wanda Pulliam (Mrs. Harold) says:
    Dr. McKinney, I didn’t know your mother but I know how much my mother-in-law loved you and how well you cared for her during her life. In her name. Lerlene Pulliam, I just have to express my sorrow to you and your family in the loss of your mother. I’m sure they were well acquainted on earth and are enjoying Heaven together at this time. Love and prayers to each of you.
  21. Tammy Pedigo says:
    The family is in my thoughts and prayers.