Ms. Dale McKinney Furkin of Campbellsville passed from this life on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at her home. Born on October 9, 1946 in Marion County to the late Garland McKinney and Anna (Mays) Muckler, she was 74 years, 7 months, and 20 days of age. Ms. Furkin was a lifetime educator. In 1967, she graduated from Campbellsville College with a bachelor’s degree, and later, earned her Master’s degree and Rank I credentials from Western Kentucky University. She was a public educator over forty years, an adjunct professor for St. Catharine’s College, Lindsey Wilson College, and Western Kentucky University, and a full-time professor at Campbellsville University until the time of her passing. She lived, both professionally and personally, to a set of high moral standards, believing always in her student’s abilities, and forever exhorting all to reach their full potential.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
One son: Judd Furkin and wife Amanda of Campbellsville,
Two brothers: Brad McKinney of Telford, TN, and Michael McKinney of Burlington, KY,
Her in-laws: Lanny and Patricia Forbis of Campbellsville,
A lifelong friend: Billie Ann Arnold of Johnson City, TN,
A chosen daughter: Karis McMahan,
Her beloved furbabies: Willy and Otis,
And a host of other relatives and friends.
Always one to look ahead and rarely leaving things unfinished, Ms. Furkin had made her final plans known to her family. She had requested cremation and asked that her ashes be interred in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Those arrangements were entrusted to the L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service. All services were performed privately.
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