Mrs. Mary Josephine McKinney, age 92 of Rockwood, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on August 12, 2014. She was born October 31, 1921 to Henley Preston and Carrie Suddath Ramsey. The family lived in the Swan Pond Community of Harriman, Tennessee but later moved to Rockwood in 1941. Josephine was a charter member of Chevront Methodist Church and involved in many community activities including Roane County Farm Bureau. She wrote the “Round Rockwood” column for the Rockwood Times and later the Roane County News for many years. Josephine was selected as a “Roane County Treasure” in 2012. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Margaret Ramsey Peters; beloved husband, Eugene McKinney.
Sons: David McKinney & wife, Wanda of Lenoir City, TN
Steve McKinney & wife, Bonnie of Rockwood, TN
Joe McKinney & wife, Kathleen of Rockwood, TN
Daughter: Nina Swafford & husband, Randy of Crossville, TN
16 Great-Great Grandchildren
Many special friends in the local community
The family will receive friends on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Evans Mortuary. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Rev. Brenda Poole officiating. Graveside and interment will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Swan Pond Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 111 Lower Gallaher Road, Kingston, TN 37763 Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mrs. Mary Josephine McKinney.