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Dorothy (Dottie) Corinne McKinney

Dorothy (Dottie) Corinne McKinney

Dorothy (Dottie) Corinne McKinney, age 104, of Board Camp, Arkansas, passed from this life to Heaven on Sunday, October 25, 2020. She was born on August 17, 1916, to Ralph Haines and Orva Corinne (Breneman) McKinley, in Ravenna, Ohio.

After high school graduation in 1934, Dorothy worked as a clerk for the B&O Railroad. In 1945, she married WWII Army Veteran Thomas (Tom) McKinney of McHenry, Kentucky. Two daughters were born to them. In 1965, they moved from Ohio to Los Angeles, California, where jobs were plentiful, and they worked until retirement in 1981. They retired to Redding, CA, to be near their grandchildren. In 2006, they moved to Board Camp to spend their last years in the care of daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Orville Murphy.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and three sisters Margaret, Janette and Betty, all of Ohio.

She is survived by daughter Cheryl and Orville Murphy of Board Camp; her daughter Brenda McKinney of Millville, CA; 5 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Elite Hospice and Rich Mountain Nursing & Rehab of Mena, Arkansas, for their wonderful care of Dorothy.

Arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home of Mena. There is no service planned. Dorothy’s cremains will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Tom, at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding, California, with family in attendance.

Gifts may be sent to Humane Society of the Ouachitas, PO Box 845, Mena, AR, 71953.

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