Bettie Jean (Eppley) McKinney, 80, of Crooksville, entered into the Kingdom of Heaven, surrounded by her family, Monday, February 1, 2021 in the care of hospice at OSU Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. She was born on September 9, 1940 on the family farm in Deavertown to the late William T. “Bill” and Irene McLaughlin Eppley. Bettie was a 1958 graduate and Salutatorian of Deavertown York High School. She went on to become a stay-at- home mom to her 3 girls and eventually retired from TRW/PCC after many years of service. Bettie was a country girl at heart and loved attending farm auctions. Shopping was one of the great joys she shared with her family, often staying out until the stores closed. She enjoyed socializing, those that knew her would agree that she never met a stranger. Bettie was a Christian by faith, was delighted to share her love of the Lord through spreading his message to others and reading the Bible and devotionals. Simply stated, Bettie was a strong woman of family and faith. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and attending their activites Left behind to mourn her passing, her beloved husband of 58 years, James “Gee Gee” McKinney; her daughters and son-in-law, Kathy McKinney of Crooksville, Melissa Harrop of Duncan Falls, Jennifer (Tim) Stenson of New Lexington; her grandchildren, Shayna (Joby Butler) McKinney, Zoey Stenson, Ben Stenson and Joleigh Harrop; her beloved brothers and sisters-in-law, Wilford (Christine “Bink) Eppley, Bill (Sonia) Eppley and Carol Eppley; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins that she thought the world of. She also leaves behind a dear sweet live long friend, Marilyn Wesney. In addition to her parents, meeting her in Heaven her grandson, Thomas James McKinney; brother, Virgil Eppley; sister, Martha Russell; brother-in-law, Tom McKinney and sisters-in-law, Virginia (Bill) Kenny and Nancy (Ed) Moorehead. Calling hours will be held Thursday February 4, 2021 from 12:00pm until the time of services at 2:00 pm at Ross-Frash Funeral Home, 207 Burley Street, Crooksville, with Pastor James Lanning officiating. Burial will follow in Crooksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Hospice of your choice or the Thomas McKinney Memorial Scholarship at North Valley Bank.
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