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Elisabeth R. McKinney

May 24, 2020

Elisabeth R. McKinney, 86, of Watertown passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Samaritan Medical Center.

She was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany on April 10, 1934 and was educated in Germany. On August 22, 1957 she married William E. McKinney in Kaiserslautern. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Elisabeth enjoyed Bingo, casinos, reading and Yorkshire Terriers.

Along with her husband, William, she is survived by her son William G. "Bill" McKinney and wife Michele, Watertown and daughter, Michelle J. Robinson and husband Steve, Baldwinsville and. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Lauren Hardwick and husband Dylan, Kathryn McKinney and fiance Kevin Bamann, Taylor Jones and significant other Jared Wood, and Bradley McKinney, two great-grandsons, Carter and Elliott Hardwick, and sister Rosal Griese, Germany. She was predeceased by her grandson, William Elliott McKinney

A funeral mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and burial in Glenwood Cemetery will be at her family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Elisabeth's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers donations in her name may be made to either SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, or Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, attention Bingo, 320 W. Lynde St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.


#7 Zina Ramey 2020-05-29 12:32
I met Liz and Bill at bingo. They often went on my bus trips to turning stone casino. Liz was a very sweet woman. She will be missed! May you Rest in Paradise Liz!
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#6 Michael & Christie 2020-05-27 10:53
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers goes to Liz's entire family. May you all have all of God's love and grace.
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#5 Anita Lamotte 2020-05-27 08:32
Bill, Tracy and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family!
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#4 Terry & Bunny Graves 2020-05-27 07:44
We are deeply saddened by the news of Elisabeth's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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#3 Jill Wheeler 2020-05-26 14:39
I’m so very sorry to read of Mrs. McKinney’s passing. She was one of my favorite customers at the bookstore. We had many great conversations about books, children and life in general. Thinking of her family during this difficult time and sending my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy.
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#2 Sparrow Kraemer 2020-05-26 10:57
Bill so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Elizabeth when she came in the bank. May God bless you and your family
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#1 Jim and Mary 2020-05-26 06:16
Sending our love, thoughts, and prayers. Liz was very special to us and we thought the world of her. May the peace and comfort of God be with you all. Special thoughts to Senior
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