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Florine ‘Flo’ Baize McKenney

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Florine “Flo” Baize McKenney, 97, of Beaver Dam, went to her heavenly home on Monday, July 25, 2022, at Signature Healthcare of Hartford, Kentucky. She was born Aug. 18, 1924, in Echols, Kentucky, to the late Ruben F. Baize and Liddie Daffron Baize.

Flo’s families, the Baize’s and Davis’ were early pioneers of Ohio County, Kentucky. She made Kentucky her home all her life, except for a brief time she lived in Alaska in the 1960’s. She was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and Goshen Homemakers.

Flo worked as a columnist for the Ohio County Messenger for 20 years. At the age of 50, she became a volunteer for Girl Scouts of America and for the next twenty years was very active in many activities. She had a lifetime membership with Girl Scouts.

Flo was an avid voter, voting in Kentucky in the 1950’s. She was a registered Republican and voted for President Trump in the last two elections. She strongly believed EVERYONE should express their right to vote.

Aside from her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, SFC Charles R. McKenney; one son-in-law, David Kessinger; and 10 brothers and sisters.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, five children, Charles D. McKenney (Mary Linn), of Murray, Kentucky, Douglas R. McKenney, of Beaver Dam, Brenda Kessinger, of Beaver Dam, Sarah (Glenn) Everly, of Hartford, and Linda (Bernard) Coyle, of West Virginia; six grandchildren, Michael R. McKenney, Kimberly Kessinger Welfl, Matthew Kessinger, Janet Spees, Robert Spees, and Cassondra Wolkowicz; great-grandchildren, Nicholas McKenney, Russell McKenney, Ross, Madeline and Mason Wolkowicz; one sister, Lavada Baize Bishop, of Jeffersonville, Indiana; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam, Kentucky. Friends may visit Flo’s family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the funeral home.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for Camp Pennyroyal, 2115 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40232.

Online condolences may be left by visiting Florine “Flo” Baize McKenney’s memorial tribute at