Patricia “Pat” “Patti” Ann Mckinney, 85, (a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, wife, and friend) passed away on February 20, 2022.
She was born January 29, 1937 to Carl and Gladys Nedrud in Minot, North Dakota. Pat was married to Daryl Ellison from 1958 to 1977. She was married to James Mckinney from 2006 to 2021.
Pat was well-known for being exceptionally hardworking. She displayed a fierce independence while raising her five children alone for many years. In 1974 Pat became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and attended the Kingdom Hall in Boonville, Indiana for the rest of her life.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Gladys Nedrud; her sisters, Jackie Morgan, Dorothy Ahman and Jeannie Terry; her brothers, Don Nedrud, Merrill Nedrud and James Nedrud; her son, James Ellison; her husbands, Daryl Ellison and James Mckinney.
Pat is survived by her brother, Jon (Kay) Nedrud; her daughters, Rhonda Ellison and Renee (Sam) Kreger; her sons, Jerry (Kelly) Ellison and Daryl Ellison; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service via Zoom will be announced at a later date.
Our family especially thanks Pat’s daughter, Rhonda, for her loving sacrifices as her mother’s primary caregiver for the last 6 1/2 years. We would also like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice Care for their help in caring for Pat the last few weeks of her life.