MOUNTVERNON - Evelyn Marjorie (Searcy) McKinnies, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday,
Dec. 14, 2006.
She was born on May 3, 1924, at her home in Savah, Ind., the daughter of the late Roy and Betty
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend to
many people. Evelyn worked as a riveter at Republic Aviation during World War
II and was an Avon representative for 13 years. She enjoyed
her memberships at BethesdaG.B.Church and later at MountZionG.B.Church. She was also a member of the Oliver
Community Homemakers Club. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and other types of
needlework.One of her greatest
joys was having the opportunity to watch her grandchildren grow up.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Betty; her
husband of 52 years, Roy Van McKinnies; a son, Danny
Ray; three brothers, Everett, Alvin and Paul Searcy and a great-granddaughter, Reid Tomlinson.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty Ann Stierley
and her husband, Arthur Jr.; a son, Van Lee "Chip" McKinnies and wife, Bonnie; a brother, Emil Searcy and his
wife, Anna Marie; and a stepbrother, John Ray Sailer
and his wife, Carla, all of Mount Vernon, Ind.
Grandchildren include Terri Koch (David), Vicki Schroeder (Orvel), Randy Stierley, and, and
Ken Tomlinson (Jodie). Great-grandchildren are Christopher, Joshua, and
Jennifer Koch; Patrick, Adam and Andrew Schroeder; Joshua and Morgan Steirley and Lane Tomlinson.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Dr. James
Rice, Dr. Jerry Becker, Dr. Daniel Henry and the wonderful caregivers at New Harmonie Healthcare and Mount Vernon Nursing and
Rehabilitation for their loving care and concern.
Funeral services will be officiated by
Pastor Rick Sellers and will be held at MountZion GeneralBaptistChurch near Oliver, Ind., at Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, with burial in MountZionCemetery.
Friends and relatives may call at Schneider Funeral Home, 512 Main St., Mount Vernon, Ind., today from to and from to service time on Sunday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Zion G. B. Church
New Building Fund.