Bonnie Darthula Marshall McKinney, 85 of Morgantown, Kentucky departed this life on Sunday October 28, 2018, after a year long battle with liver cancer at the Morgantown Care & Rehab. Bonnie was born November 26, 1932 in Logan County, Kentucky to the late George Barney Marshall & Melissa Bell Whitsett Burton Marshall and wife of the late David Tinsley Neighbors McKinney. She was a longtime member of Mensa, earned a Associates Degree from WKU in Social Services, worked many years for Avon winning many Mrs. Albee awards, helped start the Literacy Council in Butler County in the 1980's teaching many to read and she was named a Kentucky Colonel and added to MCRC Hall of Fame in 2017. Bonnie loved books, puzzles, cryptograms, costume jewelry, her cats, classical music, her Sonny rose and to mess with people giving them a chuckle with her "Stink" eye. She was a writer with an imagination out of this world. Other than her parents and husband she is preceded in death by one son David "Sonny" McKinney in 2006; one daughter Dianne McKinney in 2012; eight siblings Daisy Marshall Lytle, Mabel Burton Young, Pauline Burton Davis, Haskell Marshall, Anges Marshall Butts, Katherine "Kit" Osborn, Henry "Sonny" Burton and Carl "Skeeter" Marshall.
Bonnie Darthula Marshall McKinney is survived by one daughter Kathy McKinney Towe of Gilstrap, KY; two granddaughters Rachel Towe of Woodbury, KY and Becky McKinney West (Chris) of Gilstrap, KY; three step great grandsons Tyler, Austin and Matthew West; brother in law Randall Lytle of Beaver Dam, KY; sister in law Birthe Marshall of Pioneer, CA and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Jones Funeral Chapel Saturday November 3, 2018 at 1:00pm with Bro. Derek Cain officiating. Private burial will be held in the McKinney Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 9:00am until funeral time at 1:00pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel. Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of Bonnie at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Butler County Cancer Assistance P.O. Box 98 Aberdeen KY 42201