Mordella “Marty” Pauline GoodShield McKinney

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.

8 Condolences

  1. Anna adams on May 26, 2021 at 11:49 am

    From Oklahoma, Anna Maria Alaniz Adams, first daughter to Velma Rose Thomas Alaniz, first daughter of Theodore Thomas a relation to Mordella. Praying for the family that Paulines life and death be a testimony that God provides eternal life through his son Jesus, when we believe Jesus is the son of God. Let Mordellas resting place be in the mansion and presence of God because he promises it is so for those who believe. Amen.

  2. Christine H Price on May 26, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    From South Carolina, she will be missed greatly by all who knew her. My prayers for her family. Love to Chuck and Amy. I will be praying for all of you. God’s peace to her family.

  3. Rhea Alcaraz on May 26, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Love you auntie you were the glue of the family and will be missed. So blessed to have you in my life.

  4. Betty L Winter on May 27, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Chuck and Children
    Marty was a wonderful wife, mother and neighbor. Our saddest and deepest regrets to you all.
    Betty and Steve Winter

  5. Jeremy Garcia on May 29, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    My prayers and condolences to you all!

  6. Mary Jane Zenoni on June 7, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    So sorry to learn of Marty’s passing. I worked with Marty for years at the VA. She was a very caring person. Prayers for all her family.

  7. Patsy Horton on June 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Chuck and Family
    I am so sorry to hear about Marty, my heart breaks for your loss. She was such a joy to be around, always had a smile and such a good attitude even when things at work wasn’t the best.. I always remembered her at Christmas when I set out my wooden reindeers and hang my burned out Santa light bulb , things she made and painted. She could turn trash into treasure.
    Heavens a little brighter…Shine on my friend.
    Love and miss you
    Patsy Yandle Horton

  8. Dug Rizzo on June 17, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Sorry to hear the news about Marty. I enjoyed the couple of bowling years that we were all together on the team. She was a very pleasant person to be around. Nancy and Jim told me the news about a week ago when I paid them a visit.

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