Dr. Carolyn's Story

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Dr. Carolyn Saunders Howard McKinley, 94, Glasgow, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow. Born April 6, 1923 in Glasgow, she was a daughter of the late Dr. C. C. Howard and Julia Franklin Howard.
After graduating Glasgow High School, she graduated George Peabody College, earning a bachelor's degree as well as a master's degree, and then earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. After completing her medical degree, she did her residency in pediatrics at the University of Louisville. In July of 1957, she and her husband, Dr. George G. McKinley, moved to Glasgow and began their pediatric practice at Howard Clinic. They both remained in that practice until retirement.
Dr. Carolyn was also active in many other interests including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Glasgow Musicale and Homemakers' Club. She was a past president of the Barren County Board of Health and she was a co-founder, dedicated supporter, and member of the Board of Directors of Community Medical Care in Glasgow. She was also a faithful member of South Green Street Church of Christ for 84 years.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. George Franklin McKinley and wife, Betty Jane, of New York City, and Dr. Thomas Lawrence McKinley, of Boca Raton, Fla.; two grandsons, Robert N. McKinley and Joseph Carl McKinley; one sister, Mary Lloyd Lessenberry, of Glasgow; one sister-in-law, Doris McKinley, of Glasgow; her caretakers: Bill and Doris Newberry; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George McKinley; daughter-in-law, Nancy McKinley; two sisters, Mildred Howard and Lois Howard Gray; and four brothers-in-law, James N. Gray, Dr. Robert N. McKinley, Victor L. McKinley and Robert A. Lessenberry.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Community Medical Care.
Published on September 27, 2017
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