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Harold Vernon McKinney, 100, Frankfort, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Wesley Manor. He was born Nov. 11, 1916, in Scircleville, to Glenice and Fern (Price) McKinney.
His marriage of 62 years was to Vera G. Beard on July 27, 1941, and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2003. He then married Eulalia Maxine Weaver on Jan. 24, 2007, and she survives.
Harold was a 1935 graduate of Scircleville High School and a 1940 graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Ag Science. He taught Agriculture and Science at Clinton Central for 36 years, retiring in 1978. He was also a lifelong farmer.
A lifelong Clinton County resident, he spent 36 years enjoying Florida in the winter. Harold was a member of the Kirklin Christian Church. He was a former Mason, started the FFA in Michigantown in 1956 and was active in 4H. Harold enjoyed playing euchre, woodworking, garage sales and flea markets, fishing and repairing bicycles in Florida. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
Harold is survived by his wife, Maxine McKinney, Frankfort; son, Jay McKinney, rural Frankfort; daughter, Carol (Bert) Weaver, Frankfort; two sisters, Barbara Crawford, Sheridan, and Phyllis (Claire) Johnson, Frankfort; seven grandchildren, Brent (Kathleen) McKinney, Kokomo, Gina (Companion Brian Spark) Crenshaw, Kirklin, Melissa (Ryan) Shuey, Kokomo, Ryan Weaver, Frankfort, Jason McKinney, Dayton, Ohio, Lora (Kyle) Smith, Noblesville, and Lindsay Weaver, Mulberry; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Emma and Landon McKinney, Dane, McKinna and Kade Crenshaw, Hannah and Abbie McKinney, Katelyn and Haley Shuey, Shelby, Kennedy, Keaton, Kolby and Lilly Weaver, Macy Bower and Karson and Kellen Smith.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Ned McKinney; daughter-in-law, Rosie McKinney; great-grandson, Connor McKinney; two sisters; and one brother.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown Christian Church or Clinton Central FFA. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may share a personal message or order flowers for the family.
Published on July 22, 2017
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