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Kenneth Russell McKinnis
June 23, 1933 ~ November 6, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
Kenneth Russell McKinnis, 90, of Hutchinson, Kansas, passed away November 6, 2023, at Wesley Towers, Hutchinson. He was born June 23, 1933, in Lyons, Kansas, the son of Clarence and Nellie (VanArsdale) McKinnis. Kenneth has resided in Hutchinson for the past four years, formerly of Mena, Arkansas, and Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Little River High School, Little River, Kansas, and later studied police science at Hutchinson Community College. Kenneth served in the United States Navy from November 1, 1955 until October 31, 1961. He was the owner and operator of Mena Antique Mall in Mena, Arkansas for many years. Kenneth was a Boy Scout Scout Master, and volunteer fireman in Ink, Arkansas. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, fishing, and playing horseshoe. Kenneth married Cheryl German in Mitchell, Kansas. They later divorced. He is survived by his son, Kent McKinnis and wife Becky of Partridge, KS; daughter, Michelle McKinnis of Indianapolis, IN; sister, June Chambers of Rose Hill, KS; two grandchildren, Cody McKinnis and wife Shianne, and Zoe McKinnis; and two nieces. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Daryl McKinnis and Raymond McKinnis. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 11, 2023, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, rural Lyons, with Pastor Chris Lehew officiating. Burial will follow at the Ebenezer United Methodist Church Cemetery, with military honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until service time at the church, with family present. Memorials may be given to Wesley Towers (for the activity fund) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.