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Zelva (Zeb) McKinley, Russell County, KY (1920-2015)

She was a beloved member of the Eli Community of Russell County. She will long be remembered as an outstanding pianist, especially for spiritual music. She played on special visits to Coffey's Chapel even after she was in the nursing home, and entertained at Fairoaks regularly. She was the oldest living member of Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church and a Homemaker. She was a native of Russell County and a resident of the county at the time of her death.

Zelva "Zeb" McKinley, 94, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015, at Fairoaks Nursing Home, Jamestown, KY.

Funeral services will be 10amCT, on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3991 S Hwy, 76 Eli, KY, with interment in the church cemetery beside the church. The officiating clergy will be Bro. Roger Garner and Bro. Terry Goodin. Visitation will be after 5pmCT on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

Zelva (Zeb) McKinley, Russell County, KY (1920-2015)

Zelva was born in Russell Springs, Russell County, Kentucky on February 24, 1920, a daughter of the late Clora (Miller) and Clarence McKinley. She died Monday, January 14. 2015, in Jamestown, Russell County, KY, at the age of 94 years, 10 months, and 21 days.

She was the oldest living member of Coffey's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Zelva is survived by:
  • Two sisters, Helen Cooper, of Jamestown, KY; and Etha Jane Walters, of Dahlgren, VA

  • A brother: Gwendolf McKinley, of Winter Park, FL.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings: Ernest McKinley, and Faldean McKinley, Bascum McKinley, Paul Rolff McKinley. Expressions of sympathy to Coffey's Chapel Church Cemetery.

Send a condolence to the family of Zelva "Zeb" McKinley

Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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