Carol A. McKinney

June 29, 1965 - February 11, 2013

Carol A. McKinney, age 47, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away Monday, February 11, 2013. She was born on June 29, 1965, in Cole County, Mo., the daughter of Claude A. Miller and Mary L. Newton Perkins. She was married on April 1, 1993, in Cole County to Mark D. McKinney. Carol was employed with the Jefferson City News Tribune and ILRC. Carol loved to spend time with her grandchildren and children. It was her life's work to make everyone happy and to make sure everyone was taken care of. Survivors include: her husband Mark; children, Jamie Diaz (Pablo), Mark McKinney (Brandi), Chris Miller (Dorothy), Lee McKinney, Martina Miller and Amber Miller; grandchildren, Brendan Thirlwall, Landan Thirlwall, Christopher Miller, Jerrix Durham Jr., Rowan Miller, Z'Kharion Harris, Alijah Miller, Bennet Mckinney and Jennings Looten; and her step-father, James R. Perkins. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter, Hunter Thirlwall. Visitation will be at Memorial Baptist Church in Jefferson City from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2013, with Funeral Services directly following with Rev. Lyle Witcher officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the McKinney & Miller families. Arrangements are under the direction of MEMORIAL CREMATION & BURIAL SERVICES, Jefferson City, MO. (573) 636-2424,

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