Dateline: October 26, 2006

Shirley Ruth McKinney, 62, died October 22, 2006, at Amarillo Texas.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Baptist Minister, and Rev. Robert Burns, Assembly of God Minister, and Rev. Matt Stidham, Pastor of the Clarendon Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Interment was held at the Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon.

Mrs. McKinney was born January 28, 1944, in Paris, Texas, to Lee Roy and Edna Bernice Bird Johnson.  She had been a resident of Donley County most of her life.  She married Frankie Gene McKinney in November 1965 at Clarendon.  She had worked as an LVN at Medical Center Nursing Home for 10 years prior to her retirement.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon.

Survivors include her husband, Frankie McKinney of Clarendon; one son, Chris McKinney of Clarendon; one sister, Carol Jones of Amarillo; two brothers, Don Johnson of Canadian and Jerry Johnson of Mound Ridge, Kansas; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and great great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Byron Burrow, Gary Vinson Jr., Joseph Yankie, Jonathan Yankie, Andrew Vinson, and Michael Shadle.

Honorary Bearers were Ron Burleson and Doug Burleson.

Memorials can be made to American Diabetes Assn. or Juvenile Diabetes Assn.

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