Norma J. McKinley

Norma J. McKinley

Norma J. McKinley, 87, of Falconer passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Heritage Park Rehab and Skilled Nursing.

She was born July 23, 1936 in Erie, PA, the daughter of the late August A. and Margaret B. Babe Nies.

Norma was a graduate of Mercyhurst Prep School in Erie and in earlier years was employed by MetLife Insurance. Prior to retirement in 1997, Norma along with her late husband William “Bill” McKinley owned and operated McKinley’s Top of Hill Market in Jamestown.

Norma was a member of Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society of OLL and Church Choir of OLL. She was also a member of War Vets Recreation and volunteered for RSVP at Lutheran. Norma enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and reading.

Surviving are three children William P. (Margaret) McKinley III of Summerville, SC, Jane S. (Peter) Fuller of Falconer, Christopher J. (Deanna) McKinley of Kennedy; seven grandchildren: David (Katie) McKinley, Abigail (Nigel) Williams, Karen Fuller-Markham (Roger Markham), Matthew (Lyndsey) Fuller, Amanda (Michael) Chitester, Adam (Megan) McKinley, Andrea (Jordan) Marsh and 20 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William P. “Bill” McKinley Jr. whom she married July 4, 1955 in St. John’s Catholic Church, Erie, PA, who died Dec. 4, 2007; and infant sister Carol Ann Nies and a great grandchild Patterson McKinley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church. Rev. Todd Remick will be celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Friends will be received by the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Altar and Rosary Society of OLL will conduct a rosary service at 3:45 p.m. in the funeral home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be donated to the Falconer Fire Department, Kennedy Fire Department or Falconer Public Library.

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