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Florine "Flo" (Baize) McKenney

August 18, 1924 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 97)

Obituary

Florine “Flo” Baize McKenney, 97, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky went to her heavenly home on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Signature Healthcare of Hartford. She was born August 18, 1924 in Echols, Kentucky to the late Ruben F. Baize and Liddie Daffron Baize. Flo’s families, the Baize’s and Davis’ were early pioneers of Ohio County. She made Kentucky her home all her life, except for a brief time she lived in Alaska in the 1960’s.  She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and Goshen Homemakers. Flo worked as a columnist for the Ohio County Messenger for twenty years. At the age of fifty, she became a volunteer for Girl Scouts of America and for the next twenty years was very active in many activities. She had a lifetime membership with Girl Scouts. Flo was an avid voter, voting in Kentucky in the 1950’s. She was a registered Republican and voted for President Trump in the last two elections. She strongly believed EVERYONE should express their right to vote.

Aside from her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, SFC Charles R. McKenney; one son-in-law, David Kessinger and ten brothers and sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, five children, Charles D. McKenney (Mary Linn) of Murray, Douglas R. McKenney of Beaver Dam, Brenda Kessinger of Beaver Dam, Sarah (Glenn) Everly of Hartford and Linda (Bernard) Coyle of West Virginia; six grandchildren, Michael R. McKenney, Kimberly Kessinger Welfl, Matthew Kessinger, Janet Spees, Robert Spees and Cassondra Wolkowicz ; Great-grandchildren, Nicholas McKenney, Russell McKenney, Ross, Madeline and Mason Wolkowicz; one sister, Lavada Baize Bishop of Jeffersonville, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 30, 2022 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Friends may visit with Flo’s family from 10 AM until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for Camp Pennyroyal, 2115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40232.

Online condolences may be left by visiting Florine “Flo” Baize McKenney’s memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

2:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

Sunnyside Cemetery
Hwy 62 East
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

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