Maurice Harold McKinney, 86

Maurice Harold McKinney, 86, a lifelong farmer from Pulaski, IN passed away at 8:42 PM Monday, June 29, 2020 at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport, IN.  He was born on January 4, 1934 in Monon, IN to the late Harold and Hazel Morris McKinney.  Maurice graduated from Royal Center High School in 1952.  On October 25, 1953, he married Margene Louise Benson at White Oak Methodist Church in Headlee, IN.  She passed away February 27, 2014.  Maurice served in the Indiana National Guard and US Army Reserves.  

Maurice was a longtime member of White Oak United Methodist Church in Headlee. After retiring from farming, he drove a school bus for Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation.  Maurice served many years on the Pulaski-White Rural Telephone Co. (PWRTC) Board and Pulaski County 4-H Fair Board. He was a member of the (former) Winamac IOOF Lodge #168.  

Maurice loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing.  He took pride in keeping up his farm.  He enjoyed playing Euchre and was very competitive.  Maurice enjoyed attending his grandchildren's activities.  He was a good father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Maurice will be dearly missed.  

He is survived by:
Gary McKinney, Pulaski, IN Son
Mike (Sue) McKinney, Rochester, IN Son
Steve (Sherry) McKinney, Winamac, IN Son
Tim (Sharon) McKinney, Star City, IN Son
Kyle McKinney, Grandson
Molly (Michael) Wardell, Granddaughter
Brittany (Clayton) Smith, Granddaughter
Bryan McKinney, Grandson
Amy Stewart, Granddaughter
Josh (Jessica) Polstra, Grandson
Amelia Louise Smith, Great Granddaughter
Michael Theodore Wardell, Great Grandson
Allister Moore, Great Grandson
Julian Polstra, Great Grandson
Jenna Polstra, Great Granddaughter
Phyllis Benge, Sister
Loren (Rosie) McKinney, Brother
Leon McKinney, Brother
Jerry (Darlene) McKinney, Brother
Many Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in death by:
Harold and Hazel Morris McKinney, Parents
Margene Louise Benson McKinney, Wife

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19:

Private Services will be held at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

Private Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to White Oak United Methodist Church or  Pulaski County 4-H Program.

Online Tributes may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.

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