Opal McKinney

Opal Doris McKinney, 89, died Friday May 27, 2011, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa, of congestive heart failure.

She was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Cabool, daughter of John and Emma Dial Booker.

She was raised in Houston and graduated from Houston High School. She married and moved to Iowa. She later lived in Sunrise Beach. She worked many years as a cook for Hurricane Deck Elementary School near Sunrise Beach.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl McKinney; a son, Robert Knight; a granddaughter; her mother, Emma Dial; a brother, Harold Booker; and a stepson, Gene McKinney.

Survivors include a son, Charles Knight of Springfield; a daughter, Sue Lorenzen of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren; many great- and great-great grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Evans Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David Barbee officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.

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