June M. McKinley

Longtime WaKeeney resident June M. McKinley passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.  She was 87 years of age.  June was born January 21, 1927, in WaKeeney, to Ralph R. and Bertha M. (Britt) Berry.


On March 25, 1944, June was united in marriage to Andrew E. McKinley in WaKeeney.  They enjoyed 27 years of marriage together before Andrew’s death on January 13, 1972.  June worked in many areas of the banking industry for 39 years. She was a proud member of WaKeeney VFW Auxiliary Post 3449 for 55 years.

She will be dearly missed by many friends and family.  Survivors include her daughter, Andrea (Bill) Packard of Wichita; 10 grandchildren, Michael Packard (Rami) of Smithville, MO, Aaron Packard (Shelley) of Wichita, Wendy Packard Tolleson (Glen) of Suwanee, GA, Suzanne Packard Ferley (Shane) of Goddard, Jamie Packard Newman (John) of Halstead, Blain Packard (Alison) of Florence, AZ, Thad Packard (Kathryn) of Olathe, Jared Packard (Laura) of Wichita, Andrew Packard (Jessica) of Wichita, and Ryan Packard of Wichita; thirty great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joe Berry (Virginia) of WaKeeney.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Schmitt Funeral Home of WaKeeney.  Burial will be in the WaKeeney City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Victory in the Valley (a cancer support organization) and may be sent in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS  67672.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.schmittfuneral.com.