Martha Jeanette McKinney

Martha Jeanette McKinney

Martha Jeanette (Blackwood) McKinney died in her home November 20, 2012, family at her side. Martha was born in Garden City, KS 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.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 21, 2012