Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ruth Evelyn Baxter McKinney, 1910-1997

Peoria Journal Star - 23 December 1997
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  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 is a member of the 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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  Social Security Death Index on Ancestry.com:  Ruth E. McKinney, SSN 331-01-2691 issued in Illinois before 1951, born 9 Nov 1910, died 21 Dec 1997, Last Residence: 61542 Lewistown, Fulton, Illinois, USA.

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