Penny (McKinney) Dolph

November 26, 1956August 26, 2018
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Penny (McKinney) Dolph, age 61, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Penny was born November 26, 1956 in Greensburg, Indiana to Donald C. and Marilyn "Audie" Gill McKinney. Penny was a 1975 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. She married Michael Dolph on May 6, 1995. She was dedicated to her career with Graceworks at Grace Community in Greensburg for over 15 years. She was generously devoted to the residents. Penny was an active member of the Indiana Association of Service Coordinators, American Association of Service Coordinators, Special Olympics Coach, The Arc of Decatur County, and Senior Executive Club.

Penny had a passion for life and a drive to help anyone or anything that crossed her path. She would always be the first to help and was committed to following through until the end. Penny loved nature and animals. She spent endless hours in her flower garden. She was a devoted wife and poured herself into all of his hobbies to be close to him. She believed her greatest accomplishment was raising a wonderful daughter and best friend, Jody. Penny also cherished being the "Cool Aunt" to her niece, Sharilyn. Penny loved sharing food and laughter with all of her family and friends.

Penny is survived by her husband, Michael Dolph; daughter, Jody Coffman; father, Donald C. McKinney; brother, Thomas (Carolyn) McKinney; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marilyn "Audie" McKinney.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am also at the Funeral Home. Contributions in Penny's memory may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th Street, Columbus, Indiana 47201 and Cancer Treatment Centers of America- Chicago, 2520 Elisha Ave, Zion, Illinois 60099. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.


  • Donald C. McKinney, Father
  • Marilyn "Audie" McKinney, Mother
  • Michael Dolph, Husband
  • Jody Coffman, Daughter
  • Thomas (Carolyn) McKinney, Brother


  • Visitation Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2018

Penny (McKinney) Dolph

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Tawnya Norman

September 4, 2018

I am a Service Coordinator in Marion, Indiana and I was a member of the Indiana Association of Service Coordinators along with Penny. I remember my first meeting that I attended when she was the President; she was so encouraging and supportive and really LOVED what she did. The way that she spoke about her job with so much passion inspired me. She will truly be missed!

Ashley Ryan

August 31, 2018

You will be missed deeply ❤️ From our family to yours!

Judy Budi

August 31, 2018

Penny was a strong resident advocate, always looking for ways to help them. She had an amazing smile and laugh. She will be missed. My prayers are with you through these difficult times

Beverly Crawford

August 31, 2018

I'm a service coordinator in Dayton, Ohio property Martin Luther Community I known Penny close to nine years she was caring, kind, and if you needed anything she was there for you. My heart felt sympathy goes out to her family also love you Penny rest in peace. Beverly Crawford Service Coordinator.

mike shotwell

August 31, 2018

It all go back to the day of racing and the good time we had doing it she was all way the one to keep us all in line and to get thing done. I will miss her for that and the fun we had at the house when I was there just one good friend to have around. my prayers go out to mike and the family

Susan Ricke

August 30, 2018

Have many great memories of working with Penny at STI. She was real!!Always had a great attitude and would help anyone out. Quite simply, I loved her. R.I.P. Sweet lady, you are missed.

Sarah Williams

August 29, 2018

My FAVORITE memories with Penny and Mike will always be our motorcycle trip out to South Dakota in 2006! Mike and Penny were with us when my husband proposed in Wind Cave National Park!! Penny was so thoughtful to collect for us a large rock from the site where we got engaged!!! I will always cherish that pink quartz and remember her everytime we look at it!!! I also loved her little southern accent she had and She always had a huge smile on her face!!!
We will miss you Penny... until we meet again in Heaven! We love you!!

Budd and June Ryle

August 29, 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very difficult time. Penny was a beautiful lady inside and out. May our Almighty God wrap his loving arms around all of you. Love and Prayers.

Ron Graack

August 29, 2018

I will never forget all the dragracing we did together, and you showing me your lovely gardens. Penny I will miss you greatly. Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to Mike and Jody,rest of the family

Debbie Stuart

August 29, 2018

Carolyn and Tom
I'm so sorry to hear about Penny she was such a friendly caring person, she was so good to my dad, your grandpa (Harold McQueen Sr.) and to me when he lived at Grace Luthern. She will be greatly missed.
Debbie Stuart