Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ruth Evelyn Baxter McKinney, 1910-1997

The Peoria Journal Star [IL] - 23 December 1997
  LEWISTOWN -- Ruth E. McKinney, 87, of 175 Sycamore Drive, formerly of Canton, died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at Prairie View Care Center.
  Born Nov. 9, 1910, in Jerome, Iowa, to William and Elizabeth Rodgers Baxter, she married J. D. McKinney on Dec. 18, 1958, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death, as did four brothers and seven sisters.
  Surviving are one brother, Neil R. Baxter of Lewistown, and one sister, Maxine Matayo of Canton.
  She owned and operated several taverns in Oklahoma for many years.
  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Canton.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. James McCracken will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to Prairie View Care Center or to her church. 

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