Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ross Reed McKinney

Ross Reed McKinney, age 75, of 2768 Rock Road, Shelby, died Friday morning at his home. He was born September 19, 1918 in Jackson Township, Richland County, Ohio the son of Martin Perry and Edna Simon Waters McKinney.

Mr. McKinney was a tool and die maker at General Motors in Ontario retiring in February 1983 after 27 years of service. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Shelby, the Good Fellowship sunday School Class and had been Sunday School superintendent for many years. He was the chairman of the building committee of the new church which was dedicated in 1968. He was a member of the Ohio Genealogy Society and the Richland County Genealogy Society, the National Rifle Association, Knights of Pythias, a life member of Shelby V.F.W. Post #291, a 60 year member of the Union Grange. He had been a volunteer fireman for 43 years and an auxiliary policeman for 10 years. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII serving in the European Theatre. Mr. McKinney was an avid photographer of covered bridges, presidential homes and county courthouses.

Mr. McKinney is survived by his wife, Vivian (Bly) McKinney whom he married on December 2, 1944; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn A. and James Fidler of Shelby; 1 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 grandchilden, Kevin Fidler and Kelly Waldrop; 1 brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Dorothy McKinney of Shelby; nieces and nephews; 1 son-in-law and his wife, James and Sharon Rush of Marion.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a daughter, Carolyn Lee Rush in 1991.

Calling hours will be on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with his pastor, Rev. J. Malcolm Brook, officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Shelby American Legion and the Shelby V.F.W.

Memorial expressions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church or the Hospice of North Central Ohio and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

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