Harold V. McKinney

July 22, 2017

Harold Vernon McKinney, 100, of Frankfort, died at 5:20 a.m. July 22, 2017 at Wesley Manor.  Born November 11, 1916 in Scircleville, Ind. to Glenice & Fern (Price) McKinney.  His marriage of 62 years was to Vera G. Beard on July 27, 1941 and she preceded him in death on April 4, 2003.  He then married Eulalia Maxine Weaver on January 24, 2007, and she survives.  Harold was a 1935 graduate of Scircleville High School and a 1940 graduate of Purdue University with a BS in Ag Science.  He taught Agriculture and Science at Clinton Central for 36 years, retiring in 1978. He was also a lifelong farmer.  A lifelong Clinton County resident, he spent 36 years enjoying Florida in the winter.  Harold was a member of the Kirklin Christian Church.  He was a former Mason, started the FFA in Michigantown in 1956 and was active in 4-H.  Harold enjoyed playing euchre, woodworking, garage sales and flea markets, fishing, and repairing bicycles in Florida.  He loved spending time with his family & friends.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirklin. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown Christian Church or Clinton Central FFA.

Survived by:

Wife: Maxine McKinney of Frankfort, Son: Jay McKinney of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Carol (Bert) Weaver of Frankfort, 2 Sisters: Barbara Crawford of Sheridan and Phyllis (Claire) Johnson of Frankfort, 7 Grandchildren: Brent (Kathleen) McKinney of Kokomo, Gina (Companion Brian Spark) Crenshaw of Kirklin, Melissa (Ryan) Shuey of Kokomo, Ryan Weaver of Frankfort, Jason McKinney of Dayton, Ohio, Lora (Kyle) Smith of Noblesville, Lindsay Weaver of Mulberry, Great Grandchildren, Madeline, Emma, and Landon McKinney, Dane, McKinna, & Kade Crenshaw, Hannah and Abbie McKinney, Katelyn, & Haley Shuey, Shelby, Kennedy, Keaton, Kolby & Lilly Weaver, Macy Bower and Karson & Kellen Smith.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Ned McKinney, Daughter-in-Law, Rosie McKinney, great grandson, Connor McKinney, 2 sisters and 1 brother.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Harold V. McKinney”

  1. Susan Lee July 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Prayers and many hugs for your family. Many good memories of growing up in Kirklin with Carol and her parents.

  2. Sharon (Stock) Shuemak July 22, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Sorry for your loss Jay. Just saw it on Facebook posted by Jeanie Thompson. Your Dad always had a big grin on his face and seemed so happy. He was one of the Good Guys
    Peace Love Joy
    Sharon (Stock) Shuemak
    Of Cincinnati

  3. Rex and Nancy Bowman July 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Thinking of all of you now, hand hope you will find comfort in all the memories you have. He has left a lasting legacy that is being passed down through his family. We hope you find peace and comfort in the coming days.

  4. Joyce (McMath) Byers, Tavares, Fl July 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Carol & family,
    So sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. I also have fond memories of growing up with you in Kirklin, and of both of your parents treating me as a second daughter. Prayers for you & your family during this difficult time. May God bless you all.

  5. Susan Kelly Hunter July 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Dear Jay and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was very dear to our family. Doug and Bart always enjoyed the mentoring from your dad via FFA, 4-H and VoAg classes. Your dad was very supportive of me in Boy’s 4-H. My parents loved your father. He was a wonderful friend to them. Hope your family finds comfort in knowing how much your dad meant to so many. With sympathy for your loss, Susan Kelly Hunter

  6. Debbie (Richey) Voorhis July 23, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Harold was such a kind man always with a smile. Being a teacher he influenced the lives of many. His son, Ned, was in my class at Clinton Central. May God comfort Harold’s family and friends in his loss.

  7. Mary Jane Weaver July 23, 2017 at 9:17 am

    To each of Harold’s family, I am so sorry for the loss of Harold. My husband Jim & I have called him a dear friend of ours for close to 50 years now, he will truly be missed my so many, He has touched so many people over the years, you can be proud of the example he has set for all of you to follow in your own ways.. All the wonderful memories you have been able to make together, He always loved being with ” the family'” he made time for each one of you to visit & shared with you & you would always feel so special because to him you were special. He was always with a happy smile for you, a special hug to all the kids, & so much fun together. What a gift from God it was for him at 100 to go Home in such a kind way. You will all have your own very special memories of you good times together & you will always remember him as being so loving to each of you. I pray for Peace to each of you during this time, he is gone but not from you. You will always have his smile with you & his love. How blessed you were to have him all these years to make so many memories with him to keep for always. God be with you all now.

  8. Daryl Morgeson July 23, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I feel blessed to have known him and how he was an example of how to live. You will be missed Mr. McKinney.

  9. Rachel Hendrix July 24, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    I have fond memories of Mr. McKinney. He was the Ag teacher at Cutler High School when I was in high school and he was our class sponsor. He always attended our class reunions and will be missed. Condolences to the family and friends he leaves behind.

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