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Sue Ann McKinney

Sue Ann McClellan McKinney

April 7, 1940 ~ October 26, 2019

 

On Saturday, October 26th, Sue McKinney passed away at home at the age of 79. Sue was born April 7, 1940 in Hillsdale, Michigan to Artie I. and Alice McClellan. She graduated from Reading High School and received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Central Michigan University in 1962. She spent most of her working years in child protection services and retired from the Michigan Department of Social Services in 1997. Sue worked for the state in various jobs across southwest Michigan until her retirement which she thoroughly enjoyed! In 1990 Sue met David McKinney and in 1997 they married in a small ceremony. From the beginning they were inseparable and had tons of fun. They shared a passion for antiquing, cards, entering sweepstakes and traveling. Their travels took them all over the world; places like Greece, Italy and India. As well they traveled the US, enjoying side roads and small towns which often found them stopping to enjoy a bit of pinball at local stops. Sue thoroughly enjoyed pinball right up until her death. Locally she was in the pin ball league at One Well Brewery where she held her own. Sue loved to cook for others, especially for holidays. She made the best lasagna and vegetable soup ever! She tried many new recipes to try to accommodate all of her family’s varying dietary needs. The family Christmas Eve celebration was the big food event of the season. Sue spent months preparing food and gifts for all. Sue and Dave’s home became a very festive place that all generations enjoyed. Sue is preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law Marty McKinney. Survivors include her husband Dave and her children, Matt (Rabbit – Debra) McCulloch of Battle Creek and daughter Tammy McCulloch of Pahoa Hawaii, and Lori (Craig) Farrer of Kalamazoo, Travis (Lissa) Dean-McKinney of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Ian (Heather) McKinney of Kalamazoo; her brother Daryl Bruce (Marcia) McClellan of Reading, Michigan; grandchildren Denver (Rachel), Dustin (Mandi), Dallas, Emily, Meredith, Abby, Kate, Lexi, Cale and Flynn and 2 great grandchildren Audrey and Aleah, with one more on the way; and 4 sisters-in-law, 1 brother-in-law; as well as special friends Tom and Nancy Wozniac. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at Sprout, 503 Military Street in Battle Creek. Sue was an animal lover. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to ASK All Species Kinship, PO Box 4055, Battle Creek, MI 49016. More information can be found on their website: www.allspecieskinship.org.

  • November 4, 2019
    Sue I will always remember the good times we had. Rest in Peace.
    Judy

  • November 3, 2019
    So sorry for your pain uncle David wish I was there to hug you. I love you and all of our family. Ellen
    Ellen McKinney

  • November 1, 2019
    Sue is in Heaven, playing cards or pinball and no longer in pain, and know her beautiful smile is pleasing those above. We miss you so much, but will always cherish the times we shared and all the love that surrounded you. Hugs and prayers to Dave and the family. Tom & Nancy
    Tom & Nancy Wozniac

  • October 31, 2019
    Fond memories of Sue, the cousin I didn’t get to see very often. She was a gentle soul full of grace who genuinely welcomed everyone, much like her mother, Aunt Alice. Prayers of sympathy to you, may she rest in peace, free of pain.
    Linda J Tineo

  • October 31, 2019
    Sorry for your loss.
    John Redding

  • October 30, 2019
    I will miss Sue’s quick laugh & great sense of humor. She was a joy to be around and brought light & laughter everywhere she went. She will be greatly missed. Sending love to all. Sorry we won’t be at the service but will be thinking about you.
    Colleen Oliver

  • October 30, 2019
    Sue was such a wonderful woman. She was always kind to me. Sending heartfelt condolences for the family. Hoping the celebration of her life brings comfort to all.
    Sandy Novak

  • October 30, 2019
    Sue was the nicest person to me. Sending heartfelt condolences to all the family. Hoping you receive comfort from the celebration of life.
    Sandy Novak

  • October 30, 2019
    Sue, or Mom was a very special lady!!! Always had a smile and quick witted. My prayers for Matt and Tammy’s family’s. She will be missed very badly!!
    Paul Gaudrault

  • October 30, 2019
    Sue, you are going to be missed. We wish our heartfelt condolences to Matt, Rabbit and all of your wonderful family.
    Ron & Dotty Dilsaver

  • October 29, 2019
    Sue always had a beautiful smile that I will remember, along with her kind words. Our thoughts are with the family. Hugs and Love.
    Marty & Carla Munn

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