Published in The Washington Post on Mar. 17, 2020
JEAN McKINNEY (1929 - 2020)
JEAN CARSON McKINNEY (Age 90)
Peacefully passed away on March 13, 2020. Born July 9, 1929, in Baltimore, she was the
daughter of the late Richard Earle Carson and the late Katharine Riall Carson.
Mrs. McKinney attended Roosevelt High School (1947) in Washington, DC and then
earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Upon
graduation, she worked for the United States Navy.
Together with her husband of 67 years, the late William Butler McKinney, Jean raised four
children of whom she was most proud. When her children were on their own, Jean's love for
teaching children took her back to the University of Maryland to obtain her Pre-School
Certification in Childhood Development. She taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School
and played the piano for the children's choir at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in
Kensington, MD for many years until she and William moved to Asbury Methodist Village, a
retirement community in Gaithersburg, MD. Mrs. McKinney also taught Nursery School at
Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, retiring at age 75.
Jean is survived by her daughter Patricia Stewart and her husband Gary of Ocean View,
DE, her daughter Jo Colleran and her husband Jim of Leesburg, VA, her son William
McKinney and his wife Cathy of Plano, TX, and her son Alan McKinney and his wife Ann of
Brentwood, TN. Jean is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by sister, Evelyn Carson, and her brother Richard Carson, Jr.
There will be a joint memorial service planned for Jean and her husband, who passed away
this January. No date has been set at this time.
Donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or St Paul's United
Methodist Church in Kensington, MD.