Flora McKee, 57, of Edna, KS, died at 4 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Landmark Hospital in Joplin. She had been battling cancer the past four years. Flora and her husband, Mark McKee, are owners of the Parsons Livestock Market.
She was born November 24, 1953, at McPherson, Kan. to Jake and Florence (Balzer) Penner. The family lived in Inman and then in Salina, where she graduated from the El-Saline High School. She also attended the Calgary Bible College at Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.
On October 6, 1973 she married Mark McKee at Salina. They have lived in the Edna area since their marriage. They worked together in the operation of the Livestock Market on US59 Highway north of Parsons. She attended the Center Bethel Church near Parsons and was devoted to her family and was the loving grandmother of four grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Mark McKee of the home; son, Jason McKee, his wife Jamie and their children Caleb and Chloe, Owasso, Okla.; daughter, Monica Allard, her husband Les and their children Lucas and Lily Willard, Mo.; her father, Jake Penner of Edna; her mother-in-law – Beverly McKee, Edna; two brothers, Jay D. Penner and his wife Rose, St. James, Mo.; Al R. Penner and his wife Ruth of Edna; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her mother, Florence Penner and her father-in-law, Denzil McKee.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Friday, at the Center Bethel Church, south of Parsons at 18,000 and Queens Roads. Burial will be in the North Edna Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to Bible Impact Ministries. They may be left at or sent to the funeral home at Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com