Herbert T McKinney

1930 - 2011

Mr. Herbert T. McKinney, age 81 years, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Oak Tree Villas. Herb was born on July 24, 1930, in Marion, Mo., the son of Thurman P. and Velma Lister McKinney. He was married on May 11, 1957, in Dallas, Texas to Imogene Lipskoch, who preceded him in death on February 4, 2001. A lifelong resident of the central Missouri area, Herb was a 1949 graduate of Mokane High School. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force until 1956. He was employed as a corrections officer for over 25 years at the Missouri State Penitentiary until his retirement in 1979. Herb loved being a farmer and helped with numerous farms in the central Missouri area, especially his father's farm. He was baptized in the New Hope Baptist Church in Marion, Mo., but later became a member of Central United Church of Christ in Jefferson City. He also was a member of the Cedar City Lions Club and was a past 4H Leader. Herb enjoyed collecting antiques, deer hunting, and spending time with his family. Survivors include: two sons, Brad McKinney of Fulton, Mo. and Dwayne McKinney of Holts Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Catherine Goser and her husband Robert of Fulton, Mo. and Diane McKinney of Holts Summit, Mo.; his twin sister, Clare Frances Meyer of Tebbetts, Mo.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Stephen Buchholz officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Summit Memorial Gardens in Holts Summit, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cedar City Lions Club or the American Lung Association. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com