Irene R. McKinney

  • BORN: May 13, 1918
  • DIED: January 13, 2017
  • LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri

Irene R. McKinney, 98 of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Higginsville died on Friday, January 13, 2017, at South Hampton Place in Columbia, Missouri.

Born Monday, May 13, 1918 in Freedom, Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Simmons and the late Frances Lukenbill Simmons.

She lived most of her life in Schell City, MO. She married William R. McKinney on November 13, 1939. She was a homemaker. They moved to Higginsville in 1962 where they lived for many years. She moved to Columbia, MO, in 2013.

Surviving are one son, Steven (Debbie) McKinney of Ozark , MO; three daughters, Frances Jones of Columbia, MO, Rita Woodard of Warrensburg, MO and Linda (Dyrell) Bryan of Springfield, MO, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband William on August 21, 2001; one daughter, Dolores Flandermeyer; four brothers, Raymond, Roy, Homer and George Simmons; two sisters, Connie Becker and Elma Davis.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00 pm at City Cemetery with Pastor Terry Cook officiating.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Graveside Service
  • January 20, 2017
    1:30 PM
  • City Cemetery
  • Higginsville, MO 64037
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“ Loving the memories and sending blessings to a wonderful grandma! ”

Posted by: Ted P - grandparent

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