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Rosemary Marie McKinney

May 24, 1936 February 21, 2014
Rosemary Marie McKinney
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Obituary for Rosemary Marie McKinney
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
Altus, Oklahoma 73521


Rosemary "Granny Rosie" Marie McKinney, age 77, of Altus, passed away Friday afternoon, February 21, 2014, at her residence, in Altus.

Mrs. McKinney was born in Houma, Louisiana on May 24, 1936, to Henry and Lillian (Blanchard) Trahan. Growing up and attending school in Houma, Rosemary married the love of her life, Charles Todd McKinney on March 27, 1954, and he preceded her in death in 1994, after forty years of wonderful marriage. Moving to Oklahoma in 1955, Charles and Rosemary raised their family and Rosemary later attended Vernon College where she obtained her License Practical Nurse degree. Beginning her career at the Altus House Nursing Home, she moved to Jackson County Memorial Hospital on July 1, 1981, retiring on May 16, 2008, spending twenty-seven years working in labor and delivery and rocking many babies. One of the highlights of her life was being there to assist with the delivery of a grandchild and four great grandchildren. When Rosemary wasn"t nursing and helping others, she enjoyed playing bingo, going to casinos, traveling, crafts and spending time with her family.

Preceded in death by her parents, her husband; step father, Alvin Trahan; daughter, Sherron Fuqua; grandson, Ben Sirmons; three brothers, Adam Trahan, Roland Trahan and Reynold Trahan; one sister, Roberta Dupre; two brothers-in-law, Leo Breaux and Gene McGee and one son-in-law, Ronny Jay Foster, she is survived by four children, Michael McKinney of Altus, Pamela McKinney of Altus, Patricia Foster-Keeth and husband William of Florida and Roy Fuqua of Altus; six grandchildren, Lindsie Price and husband Josh, Joel McPheeters, Amanda Foster, Jacoby Foster and wife Ashley, Crystal Zitlow and Sarah Keeth; six great grandchildren, Tanner, Cassidy, Zoe Ensign and Ben Price and MaKensie and J.J. Paison; two sisters, Edna Breaux of Chauvin, Louisiana and Marion Neal and husband Terry of Chauvin, Louisiana; two brothers, Roy Trahan and wife Jan of Houma, Louisiana and Tommy Babin, Sr. and wife Barbara of Schriever, Louisiana; a Goddaughter, Anna Price of Patterson, Louisiana; a sister-in-law, Mary McGee of Lawton along with many other friends and relatives.

Funeral services for Rosemary McKinney will be at 2 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014, at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jan Ivan Oden officiating. Interment will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.

Online tributes may be made to the family at

For family and friends not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 1:58 p.m., Monday. Go to and click on obituaries. Then click on Rosemary McKinney. There will be a large button inviting you to join the web-cast.

2:00 PM

Lowell-Tims Chapel
1100 East Tamarack Road
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