Margaret LaRee McKinney

  • Born: September 25, 1918
  • Died: September 8, 2021
  • Location: Murray, Kentucky

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Margaret LaRee McKinney, age 102 of Murray, Kentucky, died Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Lakeway Nursing and Rehab in Benton, Kentucky.

She was homemaker; she attended Eastwood Baptist Church.

Mrs. McKinney was born on September 25, 1918, in Warren, Ohio to Paul Smith and Margaret Flora Peppler.

In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her first husband, Pat Tefft; second husband, Lloyd H. McKinney; and stepfather, Wilbur Dubbs.

She is survived by four daughters, Beverly McKinney Wallace and husband Glenn of Aurora, Kentucky; Sharon McKinney Wilson of Mayfield, Kentucky, Karen McKinney Franks of Coalinga, California and Kay McMahon of Gibraltar, Michigan; one son Don Tefft and wife Sara of Princeton, Kentucky; one stepson, Butch McKinney and wife Finley of Paducah, Kentucky; eighteen grandchildren along with several great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren also survive. In addition to her family, she is also survived by special friends, Bruce and Opal Huff and Tim and Johnda Alton all of Murray, Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in the chapel of the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Rev. Kerry Lambert will officiate with burial to follow in the Ferguson Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 10:00 to 2:00 Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Calloway County Humane Society, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so glad I was finally able to meet this sweet kind loving lady. And was able to care for her these last few months. She was always so pleasant to be around. I would sometime bring her favorite snack to her and it was so nice to see her light up! Beverly I hope you know and I'm sure you do just how much your mother loved you, she always talked about you with a sparkle in her eye and would tell me how much you meant to her. She appreciated how you took care of her. My heart hurts for you and I'm praying that God will wrap his arms around you and your family and comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by Sheila Irvan - Grand Rivers, KY - Friend   September 10, 2021

Aunt Laree was such a beautiful person. She will be sadly missed and loved. Love & prayers❤

Posted by Patricia Walker Walker - Chesterfield, VA - Family   September 10, 2021

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