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July 10, 1931 ~ October 2, 2010 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Evelyn Gaynor Penn McKinley, 79, of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away October 2, 2010 at her home. Gaynor was born July 10, 1931 in White Deer, Texas, the daughter of William Wallace II and Martha Esther Clark Simmons. She attended school in both White Deer and Celina, Texas until her senior year when she attended Hooker High School graduating with the Class of 1949. She worked at Hooker Hardware and then the Panoma Gas Plant until December 29, 1950 when she was united in marriage to Stanley McKinley. They made their home on the McKinley family farm where they lived their entire lives. Gaynor was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hooker, Oklahoma; she was a talented oil painter who enjoyed landscapes and still-life. She attended various workshops on art and was inspired by C.T. Hightower, a lifelong family friend; she quilted, sewed and enjoyed various arts and crafts. She was a creative home decorator and an avid reader. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Julie Broderdorp. Survivors include her husband, Stanley of the home; two sons, Neal McKinley and his wife Katy of Hooker, Oklahoma, Mack McKinley and his partner Timothy A. Wilson of Debary, Florida; three daughters, Valerie Hill and her husband Kendall of Kemmerer, Wyoming, Janeane McKinley of Hooker, Oklahoma, Tammy Wilson and her husband Tim of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; one sister, Jenelle Hill and her husband Ralph D. of Hooker, Oklahoma; thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Hooker, Oklahoma with Brother Jim Roebuck and Matt Richardson officiating. Private interment will be in the Hooker Cemetery directed by the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. in Hooker, Oklahoma. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimers Association or the charity of your choice and may be left at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945.