Garnett M. McKinney 1927-2019
NILES — Garnett Mae Moody McKinney, 91, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Shepherd of the Valley, Niles, where she had lived for two years in assisted living.
Garnett was born on July 11, 1927, in rural Gilmer County, W.Va., to Lloyd Moody and Alice Conrad Moody.
Garnett was the youngest of nine children, Major Moody, Elmer Moody, Brooks Moody, Angie Jackson, Opel Cooper, Flora Workman, Dora Barker, and Mary Chapple, all deceased.
Garnett moved in 1944 to Warren to live with her sister and find work. She met Maurice C. McKinney, also recently moved from West Virginia. They were married in 1946 in Warren. Maurice died in 1971. Their two sons are Gerald C. McKinney (Jacalyn) of Warren and Roger L. McKinney (Gail) of Kent. Garnett had three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; and many caring nieces and nephews.
Garnett worked for many years at the General Electric Lamp Plant in Warren, from which she retired in 1987. She was an active member of Second Christian Church in Warren until it closed and then attended First Christian Church in Niles. She enjoyed church activities especially in retirement. Garnett volunteered every Monday for over 25 years at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren. She enjoyed spending time with family, caring for her home, square dancing, playing cards with her card clubs, eating lunch with friends, and traveling in particular with special friend Herb Shade, who died in 2007.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at First Christian Church, 33 N. Arlington Ave., Niles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hiram Farm, PO Box 157, Hiram, Ohio, 44234.