Betty Jo McKinney

January 10, 2021

Betty Jo McKinney, 90, of Frankfort, died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Wesley Manor Healthcare.  She was born December 3, 1930 to Robert Glen & Stella Pearl (Doub) Gumm.  She married John J. McKinney on September 18, 1964 and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1995.

Betty Jo was a customer service representative at the Farmer’s Bank in Frankfort.  She retired in 1996 after 44 years of service.  She was a 1949 graduate of Frankfort High School.  Her memberships include, the First Christian Church, where she served as a Deacon, Trustee and Elder along with being the past president of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.  She was also a member of the Women of the Moose for over 50 years, American Legion Auxiliary, Pink Lady Volunteer at the Clinton County Hospital, Friends of the Manor and was vice president of Meals on Wheels.



Visitation and Services

Private family services will be held.  Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Bunnell Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 38, Frankfort, IN  46041. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her 2 nephews: Brian D. (Kelli) Heimbach of Lebanon and Robert P. (Annette) Heimbach of Rossville, TN; brother-in-Law: Jerry D. Heimbach of Frankfort; stepson: John ‘Jay’ McKinney of Bloomington; stepdaughter: Janice McKinney of Indianapolis; 2 step grandchildren and 5 nieces and nephews also survive.  

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by sister, Sharon K. Heimbach.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Betty Jo McKinney”

  1. Rosie Wright January 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Jay, I’m so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Charlotte Cunningham January 12, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    I worked with Betty Jo for many years at the bank. She was one of a kind and every day was interesting. There was never a dull moment. I can still hear her laugh. RIP Betty Jo, you will be missed.

  3. MaryAnn Stockberger January 13, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Betty Jo, you were a riot to work with, and always kept us laughing. Thanks for all the memories and good times.

  4. Jan Kersey January 13, 2021 at 8:37 am

    What a gal Aunt Betty Jo was. Many laughs and good times were shared with her at family holiday get togethers. She was an asset to her community and church. May she rest in peace. Prayers to all.

  5. Sam and Debbie Grove January 13, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Jay,

    Sorry to see that your step mother passed. Looks like she had a long and full life. You are in our hearts, as always.

    Sam and Debbie Grove

  6. Eric L. Mundell January 13, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    What an amazing woman! All of my memories of Betty Jo are great ones. It was impossible not to laugh or smile in her presence. She could always put anyone at ease and warmed your heart anytime you were around her. What a legacy she will have in so many of our lives. Who couldn’t love Betty Jo? No one. Thanks for the memories, and deepest condolences to the loving family left to feel her loss and celebrate her love.

  7. John & Connie Milholland January 14, 2021 at 11:36 am

    We will always have fond memories of Betty Jo. She was a good friend, and time spent with her and Big John will forever be highlights. Not sure anyone could top her quick wit and Betty Joisms! She brought joy to everyone and is leaving a wonderful legacy. Prayers for her family.

  8. Susie Myers January 16, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    So sorry for your loss.
    I always loved Betty Jo. Worked with her at The Farmers Bank. Always cracking jokes and lots of laughter. She was a delightful person to work with.
    Susie Myers

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