Annabelle Louise McGarvey McKinnis

Annabelle Louise McGarvey McKinnis, 92, of Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot, formerly of Chicora, went to be with the Lord, early Saturday afternoon, April 18, 2020 at Concordia.

Annabelle was born in Millerstown, now Chicora, on November 14, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Harold Robert and Dorothy Moore McGarvey. Mrs. McKinnis was a 1946 graduate of Fairview Township Karns City High School. In her earlier years, Annabelle worked at the Spade Shirt Factory in Butler.

Annabelle was married to James Gordon McKinnis on July 30, 1949 in Evans City by the Rev. C.L. Bash. Following her marriage, Annabelle embraced her role as a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and canning. She epitomized the virtues found in Proverbs 31, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mr. McKinnis passed away on February 17, 1983.

Annabelle was a member of the former St. John’s Reformed Church in Chicora, and was a Cradle Roll Coordinator for many years. Mrs. McKinnis later attended the Chicora Alliance Church. She had been a resident at Concordia Lutheran Ministries for 13 years, and volunteered in many activities there.

Surviving are five children, Marlene (David) Sedwick, of Mobile, AL; Ronald ( Karen) McKinnis, of Lancaster, John F. (Susan) McKinnis, of Butler, Robert (Melinda) McKinnis, of Mars, and Kenneth (Laurie) McKinnis, of Valencia; 11 grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Smith, of Knoxville, TN, Julie (Rob) Cook, of Muncie, IN, Laurie (Kendal) McCann of Mobile, AL, Michelle Ward, of Lancaster, Jeremy (Jessica) McKinnis, of Fayetteville, NY, Eric (Kasey) McKinnis, of Butler, Kimberly McKinnis, of Sunnyvale, CA, Daniel (Mandy) McKinnis of Johnstown, Christopher McKinnis, of Cranberry Twp., Courtney McKinnis, of Robinson Twp., and Brianna McKinnis, of Valencia; 19 great-grandchildren, Zara Ward, Anandra Ward, Jenny Ward, Katy Ward, Rexi Ward, Anni Ward, Nori Ward, Jacob (Sarah) McKinnis, Joshua McKinnis, Julia McKinnis, Jade McKinnis, Morgan McKinnis, Taylor McKinnis, Kaitlyn McKinnis, Caleb McKinnis, Isaac McKinnis, Adelynn McCann, Samuel McCann, and Mykah Cook; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Frank) Bingham, of Allentown, and Gladys (Paul) Rettig of Butler; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Annabelle was preceded in death by a brother, Victor McGarvey; two sisters, Alene Larkin and Eleanor Smith; and an infant great-granddaughter, Hope Angelica McKinnis; as well as a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Annabelle was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Annabelle’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff and caregivers at Concordia and Hospice for their loving support and care.

Following a private visitation and committal service officiated by the Rev. Mark Wallace, pastor of the Chicora Alliance Church, interment will take place at St. John’s Reformed Church Cemetery in Chicora.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. McKinnis’ name may be made to Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Road, Cabot, PA 16023, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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