Frances B. McKinley

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 6, 2011

March 28, 1919 – May 1, 2011

NATCHEZ — Memorial services for Frances B. McKinley, 92, of Natchez, who died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Rev. Walton Jones officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

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Mrs. McKinley was born March 28, 1919, in Dell Rapids, S.D., the daughter of William Beto and Louise Beto. She attended St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by Jefferson Davis Hospital and Intensive Home Health of Louisiana. She was retired.

Mrs. McKinley was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Cecilia Guild, Episcopal Church Women and Alter Guild. She was also a member of the Natchez Lions Club and the Natchez Garden Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dr. Avery McKinley; two brothers, William Beto and Arthur Beto; four sisters, Naomi Chrisp, Doris Anderson, Margaret Morris and Arline Beto.

Survivors include three sons, Blair McKinley and wife, Elise, of Starkville, Paul McKinley and wife, Tanya, of Natchez and Peter McKinley and wife, Martha, of Hazlehurst; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mississippi Lions Eye Bank, 431 Katherine Drive, Flowood, MS 39232-9781 or Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1323, Natchez, MS 39121.