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Mina McKinney - October 18, 2012


Mina Caroline McKinney was born to Kenneth and Wava (Donovan) McKinney on Oct. 12, 1939 in Wray, Colo. She attended school in the Wray School District before graduating from Sunnyslope High School, Phoenix, Ariz. with the class of 1958.
Mina was united in marriage to Robert D. Stith on July 7, 1958 in Raton, New Mexico. Many years later, she then married Sam Amendola of Wray, Colo. in 1967.
Mina was a busy housewife, but also worked at Motorola in Scottsdale, Ariz. and assisted her husband is his business.
Mina lived and worked with her friend and significant other, Archie Murray in Lamar, Neb. for the last 17 years. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, puzzles, playing cards and cooking. She possessed a deep love for animals, especially horses, traveling around the country and Canada and doing things for others.
Mina passed away at her home in Lamar, Neb. on Oct. 9, 2012. She was 72 years old.
Mina is preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dennis.
Survivors include her significant other Archie Murray of Lamar, Neb.; son, Craig Stith and wife, Linda, of Dodge City, Kan.; daughter, Sherri Johnson and husband, George, of Duncan, Okka.; daughter, Cheryl Stith of Colby, Kan.; and son, Charles McKinney of Salina, Kan.; grandchildren: Kyle Glassman and Daniel, Kendra and Austin Rogers; four great-grandchildren; brother, Richard McKinney of Scottsdale, Ariz. and sister, Ramona and husband, Terry, also of Scottsdale, Ariz.
A private family Memorial Service was held for Mina.
There was no visitation, as Mina chose cremation.
A memorial has been established in Mina’s memory.
Online condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com
Liewer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.