Mordella “Marty” Pauline GoodShield McKinney, 74, Ozawkie, KS, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021. She was born June 26, 1946, in Rosebud, South Dakota, the daughter of Stanislaus and Mordella Pauline (Thomas) GoodShield. Marty married Charles “Chuck” J. McKinney on October 25, 1969, and he survives at their home in Kansas.
Marty retired from a long career as a Benefits Administrator for the Veterans Administration in Columbia, South Carolina, where she also raised their three children. After retirement, Marty and Chuck relocated to Ozawkie to be closer to their daughter and youngest grandchildren.
Other survivors include her children, Alexander McKinney (Teresa), Cincinnati, Ohio, Christopher McKinney, Columbia, South Carolina, Amy Deer (Cory), Lawrence; Siblings, Bernadette GoodShield, Kateri GoodShield, Theresa GoodShield, Joe GoodShield, Anne Jones; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie McKinney, Jude McKinney, Josephine McKinney, Cort McKinney, Cohen McKinney, Kayla McKinney, Gabriel Julian, Tatum Deer, Echo Deer, Easton Deer; 3 great-grandchildren, Miah Mitchem, Miliah Mitchem, Minah Mitchem. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul GoodShield, Tony GoodShield, Donald GoodShield and Henry GoodShield.
Memorial Mass for Mordella “Marty” Pauline GoodShield McKinney, age 74, Ozawkie, KS, will be held Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11:00 AM at the Haskell Catholic Center at 2301 Barker Ave, Lawrence, KS 66046. A reception will follow.
Inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Garden in Wood, South Dakota.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Haskell Alumni Association, 155 Indian Avenue, Box 4998, Lawrence, KS 66046, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.