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August 30, 2012

(11/11/1921 - 8/17/2012)

McKinney Smith, 90, of Memphis, Missouri, formerly of Washington, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, August 17, 2012, at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

The son of Virgil and Mary Leoda McKinney Smith, he was born November 11, 1921 at Houston, Missouri. He married Mary Ann Karpuk on October 4, 1942 and to this union two daughters were born, Connie and Judy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann; a daughter, Connie Ellison and a sister, Lillian Swanson.

He is survived by his daughter, Judy Wilson and her husband, Rudy of Arbela, Missouri; a granddaughter, Mary Alice Brand and her husband Brian of Knoxville, Illinois; a grandson, Jordan Wilson and his wife Kim of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; and his great-grandchildren, Brandon, Travis and Heather Wilson, Casey Cramer; and a great-great-grandson, Juliane Motz.

Mack had worked for Hiram Walker for more than 30 years working as a member of the Stationary Engineers Local No. 8 and had served as its president for eight years.

While growing up as a child in Peoria, Mack played in the Dutch Hill area on the farm, which is the same area as Lutheran Cemetery now, which is where Mack will be buried. As a youth, Mack enjoyed going hunting with his father.

He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Peoria.

Funeral services for Mack were held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington, Illinois with Pastor Bob DeBolt officiating. Burial followed in Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Alzheimer's Association and may be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St, Memphis, Missouri 63555.

Online condolences to the family may be made at

Local arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.

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