Marilyn D. “Bobbie” McKinney, age 77, Centralia, Illinois, went on her final trail ride in the sky, on the gossamer wings of a really good Arabian Horse at 3:30 A.M. on Friday, January 31, 2020, from Odin HealthCare Center in Odin, Illinois.
Bobbie was here, as she was born on December 27, 1942, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the daughter of Vaughn R. and Sara C. (Burkhart) McKinney, both proceeding her in death, along with her nephew, Tommi; niece, Tari and cousin, Connie Baker. She grew up in Akron, Ohio and graduated with the North High School’s “Class of 1961.”
And, now she is gone. On her way home, to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Leaving behind one sister, Karen G. Coleman of Akron, Ohio; niece, Trish Bruns and husband Mike of Tallmadge, Ohio; nephew, Todd Fleming and wife Christina of Tallmadge, Ohio and cousins, Toni Freeman and husband Bob of Penn Run, Pennsylvania and Linda K. Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa.
Bobbie lived and worked all over the United States, and liked North Carolina the best. She spent 27 years working with Symons/Dayton Superior Concrete Chemical Company in Junction City, Illinois as a purchasing agent. She owned, trained, shown and trail ridden her purebred Arabian horses from 1958 to 2005 and she was still active in the Arabian Horse Clubs. She was a member of the Hurricane Creek Church of the Brethren in Pleasant Mound, Illinois.
Maybe she will meet you on the other side and you’ll recognize her. She will be the happy one with a smile on her face, where the horses, dogs and cats are roaming. In following Bobbies wishes, there will be no visitation nor services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bobbie’s honor to the Hurricane Creek Church of the Brethren in Pleasant Mound, Illinois and will be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home. Cremation rites accorded by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Ms. McKinney’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home’s Facebook page.
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Hurricane Creek Church of the Brethren
Pleasant Mound IL