Marie Jean McKinney

| June 28, 2018

Marie Jean McKinney, 90, of Sligo, PA, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Jefferson Manor Health Center in Brookville surrounded by her family.

She was born December 8, 1927 in Kingsville, PA, the daughter of Franklin and Harriet (Coder) Carrier.

Marie was a lifelong resident of the area and attended the Sligo United Methodist Church. Caring for her family was her life’s calling and she was very family oriented. Marie was a gifted baker and was known for her amazing pies. In her free time, she enjoyed working on puzzles, crocheting and knitting.

She was active in the Sligo Ambulance Service and the Eastern Star Clarion Chapter #267. Marie made many special memories while camping at Deer Meadows in Cook Forest. She also traveled to several places with her husband and neighbors, Roy and Mary Hile. Marie will be remembered for the deep love she had for her family and will be greatly missed.

Her memory will be cherished by her sons, Merle McKinney and friend, Judy Guthrie, of Erie, Arnold McKinney and wife, Cathy, of Rimersburg, and Paul McKinney and wife, Mary Jane, of Rimersburg; daughters, Joyce Kennedy and husband, Tom, of Rimersburg, and Thelma Stewart and husband, Karl, of Rimersburg; grandchildren, Kristen McKinney, Jessica Thomas, Isaiah Guthrie, Raymond McKinney and wife, Shontell, Randy McKinney and wife, Mandi, Shane McKinney, Jason McKinney and wife, Lauren, Ashley Stewart, Cody Stewart and wife, Miranda, and Tina Flick and husband Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Carson Thomas, Bryce Stewart, Bethany and Jason McKinney, Lexi and Zach Flick, Aniston Bauman, Danikah and Bentley McKinney, and Tanner and Jackson McKinney.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Max E. McKinney, whom she married January 7, 1948 and who died July 15, 2005; great-grandchildren, Carter, Clayton and Taiya McKinney; and sisters, Helen Hilliard and Barb Rugh.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 758 Main St., Rimersburg, PA.

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Monday, July 2, 2018, at the funeral home, with Tim Shimmons officiating.

Interment will be in Sligo Cemetery, Sligo, PA.

Contributions can be made in Marie’s honor to the Southern Clarion County Ambulance Service, 10515 Route 68, Rimersburg, PA 16248, or the Alzheimer’s Association,

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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