Betty Jean MacKinney Betty Jean MacKinney, 87, of Chandler, Ariz. passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, in Chandler. Betty was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Pine River, Minn., to Ervin and Sadie Lembke. She married Paul Milton MacKinney June 17, 1944, in Pine River. After completing business college, Betty was employed at Brown and Bigelow in St Paul, Minn.; Pine River High School; and Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.. Betty volunteered at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, and Wheaton Academy in West Chicago. Most of her working years were spent alongside her husband, Paul, as secretary/treasurer of their family business, Concrete Controls Corporation in Wheaton. Betty was a member of various churches. She belonged to First Baptist, Wheaton; Wheaton Bible Church, Wheaton; Carlsbad Community, Carlsbad, Calif.; and Chandler Bible Church, Chandler. She enjoyed cooking, reading and painting ceramics. She loved spending time with her family especially around the dinner table during the holidays. Betty is survived by her husband of 67 years, Paul M. MacKinney of Chandler; two sons, Paul (Barbara) MacKinney of Chandler and Jon (Jan) MacKinney of Chandler; two daughters, Carol (James) Romig of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Sandra MacKinney of Chandler; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia MacKinney; a brother, John Lembke; and a sister Joan (James) Morgan. A one hour visitation followed by funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 2, at 12 noon, at Chandler Bible Church, 1200 N. Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85226. Arrangements were made by Falconer Funeral Home, Gilbert, Ariz., 480-892-9411.
Published in Daily Herald on Jun. 2, 2012.