Ioma S. McKinney, 89, of Warren, passed away on January 3, 2016.
She served 20 years as the Bradley County Clerk. After retiring she fulfilled her life long dream of traveling and proudly visited each of the fifty states of the United States and made several trips abroad.
Faith, prayer & family were the most important aspects of her life.
Prior to her battle with Alzheimer’s, Mrs. McKinney enjoyed flower gardening, feeding wildlife, fishing, staying physically fit with daily walks, and teaching the Willing Workers Sunday School class at Calvary Baptist Church. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church of Warren; the Business & Professional Women’s Club, serving the president and was also selected as BPW woman of the year; and was a member of the Bradley County Library Board. She was an avid fan of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball, football and baseball. Ioma was a Warren Booster Club Member supporting both athletics and the WHS band for over fifty years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Samuel Clois McKinney; her parents, Milton and Bealer Thornton Stedman; sisters, Virginia Taylor and Pauline Hollingsworth.
She is survived by one brother, Milton Wayne Stedman and wife Jean of Warren; her children, Joy and James Kitchens, Klay and LaWanda McKinney, Jan Jay and Shannon Gorman, all of Warren, June and Robert (Bob) Clark of Little Rock, and K.W. and Danielle McKinney of Castro Valley, California; nine grandchildren, Kevin Kitchens, Kayla Kitchens Andrus, Ryan McKinney,Reid McKinney, Luke Gorman and Stone Gorman, all of Warren, Julienne Clark Stephan of Little Rock, Jacob McKinney and Megan McKinney, both of Hermatige, Pennsylvania; 10 great-grand children, JJ Kitchens, Tessa Andrus, Jorja Andrus, Colt McKinney, Cooper Mckinney, Livi McKinney and Sophie McKinney of Warren, Noah Stephan of Little Rock, Jennifer Biggers of Tampa, Florida and Brad Biggers of College Station, Texas.
Graveside services will be held on January 6, at 10 a.m. in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren with Bro. Rocky Goodwin officiating.
Pallbearers are Klay McKinney, KW McKinney, Kevin Kitchens, Ryan McKinney, Reid McKinney, Luke Gorman, Stone Gorman and JJ Kitchens. Honorary pallbearers are the Warren High School Class of 1944 and Goldenagers of Calvary Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to:
Calvary Baptist Church
Sturgis and Arch Streets
Warren, AR, 71671
Warren Branch Library
115 West Cypress St.
Warren, AR, 71671