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John R. McKinney, 82, a resident of rural Eel River Township in Allen County, died at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Lebanon, a son of Vern and Katherine (Hunt) McKinney.
He served with the U.S. Army.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Margaret A. McKinney; a son John R. McKinney, Jr. of Norwood, Mo.; a daughter, Janice R. Ogg of Eel River Township; his brother, David Joe McKinney of Thorntown; and three grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Robert Peck will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Corunna Cemetery, DeKalb County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donorâ€™s choice.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. McKinneyâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.