Vern McKinsey 1926-2017

Vern O. McKinsey, 91, Onaga, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Community Hospital Onaga.

He was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Soldier, the son of Otto Ross and Stella Peasley McKinsey. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1943.

Mr. McKinsey served in the U.S. Army during World War II. In his earlier years, he drove a Pepsi truck and worked for Havensville Lumber Yard. He later worked for Michigan/Wisconsin Pipeline for 30 years before retiring.

He married Dolores Jean McClacherty on June 26, 1945, in Holton. She died Jan. 9, 2010. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Starr.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Kocher and husband John, Onaga; a son, Alan McKinsey and wife Janet, Onaga; a sister, Bessie Swain, Holton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be held in Soldier Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Onaga High School athletic department, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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