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Wanda Lee McKinney

August 29, 1929 — November 25, 2020

Wanda Lee McKinney, 91, Indianapolis, passed away November 25, 2020. Mrs. McKinney was born August 29, 1929, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late Raymond Fancher and Leona Henson.

She graduated from Ben Davis High School and worked for a period of time at an Indianapolis law firm as a legal secretary. While her two sons were growing up, she was very active in the programs in Decatur Township and West Newton. She was a part of the PTA, active as a team mom, room mom, and was very involved with Decatur Township Baseball. She later served as a teacher’s aid in the kindergarten classroom at West Newton Elementary. Wanda stayed active at the Baxter YMCA in the Silver Sneakers program too. She loved cheering on her grandchildren at their various sporting events. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and dependable mother and grandmother who adored her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald McKinney, Sr. and a brother, Gareth Fancher.

Survivors include two sons, Don (Katrina) McKinney, Jr. and John (Gretchen) McKinney; grandchildren, Cameron, Kiersten, Keegan (Lindsay); Dylan (Jordan), Gracie, Maggie, and Sheldon; two great grandchildren, Dylan, Jr. and Mason.

A private family viewing will be held. The graveside service will be Saturday, December 12, 2020, 2 p.m., in the West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Decatur Township Scholarship Association. Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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