Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Pauline J. (Weaver) Keller McKinney

Pauline J. Keller McKinney, age 74, of 17 East Maxwell Drive, in Shelby, died Saturday evening in the Heritage Care Center after an extended illness. She was born September 5, 1919 in Bucyrus, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Amy (Bickford) Weaver.

Mrs. McKinney was the first female underwriter at the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company from which she retired in 1978 after 26 years of service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby and Circle #2 at the church. She was a Red Cross volunteer for their Bloodmobile program and a telephone volunteer for the FISH organization. She was active in the Woody Ridge ladies golf league and the Shelby “Y” Community Center. She was a graduate of Bucyrus High School.

Mrs. McKinney is survived by her husband, Fred S. McKinney, whom she married on
November 21, 1970; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert Lederer of Shelby; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Gary A. and Janet Keller of Shelby; 3 step-sons and daughters-in-law: Fred Jr. and Karen McKinney of Shelby, Malcolm J. and Cheryl McKinney of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and Todd W. and Peggy McKinney of Alton, New Hampshire; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lyle Keller in 1967; 1 grandson, Ryan Keller; 1 brother, Marshall Bickford; and 2 sisters: Lucille Joyner and Mabel Haala.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Wednesdayat 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Shelby with her pastor the Rev. Lyle Hinkle officiating. Burial will be in Brokensword Cemetery in Crawford County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, or to the Shelby “V” Community Center and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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