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Helen Elizabeth (Giese) McKinney

January 10, 2022


McKINNEY, Helen Elizabeth

Age 102, of Brookville, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2022. Helen was born in West Salem, IL to the late Otto & Della Giese. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ivan McKinney, by brothers, Robert & Kenneth Giese & by a daughter-in-law Vesta McKinney. Helen and Ivan moved to the Dayton area in the 1940’s and settled in the Brookville area. She was a longtime member of the Fort McKinley Evangelical United Methodist Church. She worked for Delco for many years. After retirement, Helen & Ivan loved travelling and spending time with their family. She was the consummate grandmother. Her devotion to family was always a top priority as all of her family can attest to. Her home was always open and welcoming and her cooking was the best. Her influence was profound and she will be sorely missed. Helen is survived by sons, Rodney, Michael (Patty) & Wesley; grandchildren, Jenna (Scott) Hood, Leah (Shaun) Michael, Lisa, Andrew, Kari, Ryan & Nathan (Heather) McKinney and Amanda Hipple; great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Josh) Gourley, Max & Mason Dietz, Bradley & Lance Hood, Conner & Claire Michael, Drake & Chayse Hipple, Tayln Weninger & Finn McKinney; great-great-grandchildren, Ava & Bryson. A funeral service will be held 10:30am Mon. Jan. 17 at the GILBERT-FELLERS FUNERAL HOME, 950 ALBERT ROAD, BROOKVILLE, with burial to follow in Royal Oak Memorial Gardens. The family would like to offer very special thanks to Just Like Home for the loving and professional care they gave to Helen. E-mail condolences may be sent by going online to


Funeral Service
January 17, 2022

10:30 AM
Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home
950 Albert Road
Brookville, OH 45309

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