The Washington Times-Herald


March 5, 2014

Agnes Arvin

June 29, 1926 - March 2, 2014

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Agnes “Aggie” McKinney Arvin, 87, died Sunday in Naperville after a long illness.

She was born on June 29, 1926, in Montgomery, to John and Cora O’Connor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her siblings Mike, Ernie, Camilla, Paul, Bob, Tommy and twin brother Austin. She was also preceded in death by her husband Ross McKinney (1962), husband Cornelius Arvin (1994) and daughter Patsy McKinney Jones (1992).

She is survived by her brothers Danny and wife Louise O’Connor and Charles (Wimpy) and wife Dottie O’Connor, all of Indiana; and by her children Mary McKinney and husband Charles Clabough of Tennessee, Larry McKinney and wife Melanie of Missouri, Carol and husband Charlie Reiling of South Carolina, Jim McKinney and wife Melissa Cullison of Missouri, Barbara McKinney of Indiana, and Nancy and husband Jay Pults of Illinois.

She is also survived by grandchildren Aaron Pentzer of Missouri, Jeremy Jones of Indiana, Ben Reiling of Indiana, Emily Reiling McManama of Missouri, Dustin Jones of Indiana, Clark Whitson of Georgia, Connor McKinney of Missouri, Jack Pults of Illinois, Ross McKinney of Indiana and Cameron Pults of Illinois; and by great-grandchildren Evan Jones, Marissa Jones, Olivia Jones, Chloe Jones, all of Indiana, Sydney Pentzer, Kaitlyn Pentzer, Tyler Pentzer all of Missouri, and Max McManama. Aggie was also the beloved aunt of 61 nieces and nephews.

Aggie lived most of her life in Washington and was known for her delicious baked goods such as yeast rolls and pies as well as for her exceptional crocheting skills. She frequently bestowed mouth-watering baked treats and lovely crocheted treasures on her loved ones.

Her daughter Nancy McKinney Pults was her primary caregiver in her last years, providing loving care, comfort and devotion on a day-to-day basis. The family will always cherish and appreciate Nancy’s unselfish and constant presence.

Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 305 N. Second St., Montgomery. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, 815 W. Main St., Washington, IN 47501.

Arrangements are being made through Ed Lee Mortuary. Online condolences may be made at

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