Kay L. McKinney

Kay Lynn McKinney, 65, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 8:39 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. McKinney began school in Churubusco and then moved to South Whitley Elementary School. She was a member of the first graduating class of Whitko High School in 1973. She was self-employed in the home healthcare business from 1985 to 1994, during which time she was also employed as a group home assistant manager for Pathfinders Services from 1989 to 1994. In 1994, she went to work with the Cardinal Center in Warsaw as a group home assistant manager retiring in 2013.

She was born Oct. 21, 1953, to John W. and Mary L. Krumanaker Ballard.

She is survived by a son, Chad E. (Christy) McKinney, of North Manchester; two daughters, Angela M. (Duane) Boocher, of South Whitley, and Melissa L. (Ben) Richards, of Haltom City, TX; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth McKinney.

Calling is Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, 208 N. Maple St., South Whitley. An interment service at the South Whitley Cemetery will immediately follow visitation.

Preferred memorials are to Three Rivers Visiting Dogs.