Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Gladys Vivian (Bly) McKinney

Gladys Vivian McKinney, age 78, of 2768 Rock Road, Shelby, died Friday, April 12, 2002 at Med Central Shelby Hospital after a short illness.

She was born October 27, 1923 in Jackson Township, Richland County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Madaline F. (Artz) Bly. Vivian was a 1942 graduate of Shelby High School and was a former employee of the Autocall Company and Miller Products both in Shelby. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, a member of the Good Fellowship Sunday School Class and the Historical Committee.

She was a member of the Richland County Fair Board Auxiliary, Ladies Auxiliary of the Shelby Fire Department, a fifty-plus member of the Union and Hazelgrove Grange, Covered Bridge Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Richland County and Shelby Genealogical Society, and UAW Local #549 Retirees Club.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn A. and James Fidler of Shelby; a son and daughter-in-law, Willard M. and Chandra McKinney of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Scott Rush, Jonathan Rush, Candace McKinney, Kyle Fidler, and Kari Fidler; 2 step-grandchildren: Kevin Fidler and Kelly Fidler; a son-in-law and spouse, James and Sharon Rush of Marion; 2 step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Vail of Shelby; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy McKinney of Shelby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ross Reed McKinney in 1994; and a daughter Carolyn Lee Rush in 1991.

Calling hours will be on Monday, April 15, 2002 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM with her pastor, Rev. David Carter, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.

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