Dorothy “Boots” McKinney, 87, of Fennville, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 peacefully in her home under hospice care. She was born March 24, 1933 to Finus and Tina (Canup) York in Benton, Kentucky. Dorothy married Ray “Bob” McKinney, Jr. on October 14, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan and they shared 58 years of marriage before his passing in 2008. Dorothy worked as post carrier for USPS and other various jobs throughout her life. A creative spirit, she enjoyed crocheting, floral arranging, and antiquing. Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother and loved hosting family gatherings. While her children were in school, she was the president of the PTA. Dorothy was an active member of the Elks Club and Saugatuck United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray “Bob” McKinney, Jr., sons – Roger and Kevin McKinney, and siblings – James “Cook” York, Mary “Sis” Uksa, and Vernon “Trigger” York.
Dorothy is survived by her children – Gary (Rose) McKinney of Washington, Michigan, Sherry (Rick) Vorel of Pier Cove, Michigan, and Gregory McKinney of Tennessee; grandchildren – Colleen, Gary Lee, Greg Jr., Kevin, Josh, Robert, and Christian; eleven great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 19, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Filbrandt Family Funeral Home in South Haven. Funeral services will take place Saturday, March 20th at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Vorel officiating.