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Gordon “Mont” McKinniss
Gordon “Mont” McKinnissBuckGordon “Mont” McKinniss, 70 of LaRue, died Thursday morning August 12, 2021 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1950 in Forest to the late Darrell W. and Maude L. (Erwin) McKinniss. He was also preceded in death by siblings: Darrell, Larry, Merrill, Connie and Audrey McKinniss, in-laws: Carolyn McKinniss, Wayne Stansbery and Wayne Messenger.

Gordon worked at Mullen Environmental in Upper Sandusky for 8 years until he branched out on his own with McKinniss Contracting and worked that until March of 2021.

He enjoyed spending time in his deer camp, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing cards, listening to music, watching Me TV, nature shows and westerns, construction projects and spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife Robin (Huston) McKinniss, they were married November 8, 1975 in Pound, Va.
Also surviving are their children: Scott McKinniss (Annette), Marseilles, Heather Harford (Steve) Marseilles and Melinda Davies Gilpin, (Vince) Wilkes Barre, PA.

Grandchildren: Shelbee (Nich) Ramirez, Sean (Dakota) Harford, Michaela Alt, Monica McKinniss, Tyler McKinniss, Connor Gilpin, Colleen Gilpin, Kelsey Robison and Bailey Smith

Great Grandchildren: Harper and Hayden Ramirez

Siblings: Sherman (Carol) McKinniss of Palm Desert, Ca., Hilda Stansbery of Xenia, Sheldon (Marji) McKinniss of LaRue, Ella Black of Marion, Carol Messenger of Forest, Arnold (Bonnie) McKinniss of Findlay, Ruth (Joe) Henicle of Woodlawn, Tn. and Tim (Jessica) McKinniss of Findlay
In-laws: Donna McKinniss of Caledonia and Nancy McKinniss of Findlay

He will be greatly missed by his Nieces and Nephews and his faithful companion Bella.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday August 17, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue, Pastor Mike Raypholtz will officiate, burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in LaRue.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Jon D Eager
Marion Ohio
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 2:55 PM

Robin; I am so sorry to read about Monty. I was just thinking about you both yesterday or the day before. You will be in my prayers. Love, Jon

#2 from: Cynthia Oberdier
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Robin and family, I am so sorry to hear of Mont passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  

#3 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 5:50 PM

My sincere sympathy to the McKinniss family -
remember all of the good times spent together.
Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Librarian 1965-1996

#4 from: Mike and Becky Stansbery Lundquist
Marion, Ohio 43302
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 7:26 PM

Mike and I so sorry to hear about Mont's passing!  He is in a better place now and resting!  He will be missed and prayers to his family and God Bless!

#5 from: Jim Forry. ,Sr & Patricia Lee
Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 11:49 PM

To the family,
So sorry for your loss.

#6 from: steve snyder
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 10:27 AM

Robin and family,sorry to hear mont Passed.

#7 from: Susan Hemmerly Myers
Prudenville, Michigan
Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 11:38 AM

To the family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.  We used to ride the school bus together and I remember Monty as being such a nice guy. Bless his heart and may he now rest in peace.

#8 from: Brenda McKinniss DeDonato
Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 11:17 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad we got to see Uncle Monte on our recent visit. May God be with you.
Brenda and Larry DeDonato

#9 from: Lynn Vent
Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 7:16 PM

So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

#10 from: George Norris
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 5:36 AM

So sorry for your loss.We will be thinking of you. We're out of town but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

#11 from: Taylor Oldham
Richwood, Ohio
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 8:45 AM

So thankful for all of the things you taught us while helping us build our home, and many other projects. Every morning you would show up to our house with another project that you would complete with ease. We will miss you more than you know. Love, The Oldham's.

#12 from: Steve McKee
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 12:54 PM

Condolences to Robin and family. I enjoyed working with Mont years ago. I learned a lot from him and we always had a good time at work (and after).
Rest in Peace my friend!

#13 from: The Cain family
Marion ohio
Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Deepest sympathies to the McKinniss family. From our family to yours.  

#14 from: Robert McKinniss
Cropseyville, NY
Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 6:26 AM

I will always remember you Uncle Mont, Say Hi to my Dad Windy,Mac since you are with him again. And Aunt Robin+Family sorry for your loss y'all are in my prayers..

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