Robert T. McKinney

April 1, 2012

Robert T. McKinney 94 a former Kirklin and Rockville resident, died at 5 a.m. April 1, 2012 at Mulberry Health and Retirement Community, moving there from Rockville in September 2011. Born October 26, 1917 in Clinton County to Clem Normal & Edith (Barnett) McKinney. He married Edith Rebecca Henry on June 6, 1941 and she survives. Mr. McKinney was a graduate of Scircleville High School and attended the Purdue Short Course. He was born and raised in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton County where he farmed until 1965. He former trustee of Kirklin Township and was on the board for consolidation of the new Clinton Central School. He then moved to Rockville, IN where he owned and operated Blue Chip Feeds. He was a member of the Elks, Masonic Lodge, and enjoyed fishing, playing cards and flowers.

Visitation and Services

Graveside services 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Green Lawn Memorial Park Chapel. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Indiana Chapter of Leukemia Foundation or Riley Hospital.

Survived by:

Wife: Edith R. McKinney of Mulberry 1 Daughter: Nancy Merrill of rural Frankfort 1 Son: Michael (Debra) McKinney of Bloomingdale, IN 3 Grandchildren, Amanda (Chris) O’Brien, Carrie McKinney and Scott (Amy) Mennen 2 Step Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by brother, James McKinney and sister, Madge Davis.


3 Condolences for “Robert T. McKinney”

  1. Rosie Walters April 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Nancy, Just want you to know that our thoughts are with you. I’ll be doubly inspired to grow a super mandovilla this year. Know it will never reach the beauty of the ones your dad grew.
    Rosie and Dick

  2. Jane Laughner April 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Dearest Nancy, I will be thinking of you and yours on this difficult day. So glad I could be there to help you, on Monday, as always a pleasure. Haven’t had the pleasure of meeting your Dad, but if you are anything like him, I am sure he was “Unique and Wonderful as you! Please give my condolences to your Mother. Always and Forever, Jane

  3. Alan Costlow April 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Nancy,
    I just learned of Bob’s passing yesterday. I was looking for my Mom’s obituary in the Frankfort Times and just happened to see that Bob passed away on the 1st. Mom, passed on the 13th. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I really appreciated your Dad over the years. I was able to stay in touch with him through his Blue Chip Feeds days, as I was the sales rep. for the feed pre-mixer he worked with. He was always a joy to visit with, sharing past memories, times with your family and mine. He even gave me a call about 4 years ago when he saw in the paper that I had gone into business for myself to congratulate me. It was great to hear from him. I hope Edith is doing OK.
    All my love,

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