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Mary Suplee (Griest) McKinney

June 18, 1943 February 7, 2022
Mary Suplee (Griest) McKinney
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Obituary for Mary Suplee (Griest) McKinney

Mary Suplee (Griest) McKinney, 78, of Bendersville, PA, unexpectedly went home to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on Monday, February 7, 2022.
She was born on June 18, 1943, in Hagerstown, MD. Mary was the daughter of the late Frederic E. Griest, Jr. and Marian Suplee Griest. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Mikala Nicole Hartsock; her brother John F. Griest; and her niece, Meghan T. McKinney.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years (together since they were 14!), Owen D. McKinney, of Bendersville, PA; her 3 children and their spouses, Michael Owen McKinney (Michelle), of Hanover, PA, Jennifer Dawn Shaffer (Nathan), of Bendersville, PA, and Jill Suplee Hartsock (Christopher), of Aspers, PA. Her grandchildren are Hannah McKinney (Ardin Herbst), Emily Lieske (James), Logan McKinney, Courtney Parra (Javier), Lindsey Griest (Brady), Mallory Shaffer, Cody Shaffer, Morgan Hartsock, and Jordyn Hartsock. Her great-grandchildren are Matthew, Aiden, and Chloe Parra, and Lucas Griest. She is also survived by her sister, Marian "Marsha" Baker, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Mary graduated from Biglerville High School in 1961, and from West Chester University in 1965. She also completed her Masters at Shippensburg University. She was an elementary school teacher for Upper Adams School District, and a counselor for Fairfield School District during her career. She was a member of Open Arms Christian Fellowship. She enjoyed playing the piano. She shared her love of the piano with many students by teaching them how to play. She loved gardening and taking care of her flowers. She also enjoyed reading, scrapbooking, crossword puzzles, and going to the beach with her husband and family. She enjoyed teaching herself sign language and communicating with the deaf. Besides Jesus, her greatest love was her husband, Owen, followed closely by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The joy of her heart was being a grandmother ("Nana" and "Grandma").

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 11 from 6-8 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 12 at 11 am. Both visitation and funeral service will be held at Open Arms Christian Fellowship, 5410 Old Harrisburg Rd, York Springs 17372.

Flowers can be sent to Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, or contributions can be made to Open Arms Christian Fellowship, York Springs, PA, or Christ Community Church, Camp Hill, PA.
Online tributes and condolences may be made a monahanfuneralhome.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

11

Feb

6:00 PM 2/11/2022 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 2/11/2022 8:00:00 PM
Open Arms Christian Fellowship

5410 Old Harrisburg Road
York Springs, PA 17372

Open Arms Christian Fellowship
5410 Old Harrisburg Road York Springs 17372 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Feb

11:00 AM 2/12/2022 11:00:00 AM
Open Arms Christian Fellowship

5410 Old Harrisburg Road
York Springs, PA 17372

Open Arms Christian Fellowship
5410 Old Harrisburg Road York Springs 17372 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Tabor Cemetery Final Resting Place

1310 Mt. Tabor Rd
Gardners, PA 17324

1310 Mt. Tabor Rd Gardners 17324 PA
United States
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