Ted Dickey Funeral Home

2128 18Th Street, Plano, TX


Marion Viola McKenney

May 2, 1933October 7, 2019

Marion Viola McKenney, age 86 of Plano, Texas passed victoriously from a long struggle with cancer on Monday night, October 7, 2019 at her residence in Plano.

She was preceded in death exactly 10 years on the same date by her husband, Ted John McKenney, Jr.

Marion was born on May 2, 1933 in Latch, Texas; daughter of William Austin and J.D. Parker.

Marion worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and Akron Clinic, in Ohio. Enjoyed years of new and loyal friends in Alpharetta, Georgia. Then returned home to Texas where she was a devoted member of Custer Road United Methodist Church and enjoyed serving in many ways.

Marion is survived by daughter Susan and son-in-law Richard Barr; son Ted John McKenney III and daughter-in-law Kenna; grandchildren Rebecca, David and wife Moriah, Sean, and Isabel; beloved and treasured friend, John Cole; sister, Joy Youngblood; brother Frank and wife Doris Parker; and a host of other extended family members and friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Women’s Hannah Circle at CRUM.

Marion will be placed to rest with her husband, Ted John McKenney, Jr., at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date.

“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalms 100:5

Memorial Service and Celebration of Marion's Life will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Custer Road United Methodist Church, located at 6601 Custer Road, Plano, Texas 75023.

Ted Dickey Funeral Home in Plano, Texas has charge of arrangements.


19 October

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Custer Road United Methodist Church

6601 Custer Road
Plano, Texas 75023


Marion Viola McKenney

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Sandra Cobb

October 19, 2019

Marion is a perfect example of a life well lived. She loved our Lord and her family and friends. I am so glad to be included among her friends from the Covenant class at Custer Road United Methodist Church. She has gone on to her reward after fighting the good fight. She will be in our hearts forever. I love you Marion.

Maureen Gallagher

October 11, 2019

I remember having dinner with the McKenneys at their home in Akron and tasting all of those strange southwestern/Texas type foods for the first time. Lovely times. With my Scottish parents and the Texan McKenneys, the accents were formidable.

Sandy Smith

October 10, 2019

We loved Aunt Marion and will miss her. May she rest in the comfort of her Lord and savior!

Latosha Donaldson

October 10, 2019

I haven't meet this beautiful soul in person but, though the many stories I've heard from Rebecca I can say I've meet her spiritually. I know you and your son Ollie will truly miss Me-Naw, know that she will forever be around you in spirit. Her soul and her peace is a gift from God and me just knowing her personality was a great gift. Let the Lord be your peace and comfort in this time of need. Love you and I will continue to pray for you. ❤

Amber Parker

October 10, 2019

Aunt Marion was one of the best people around. My Mee-maw loved her and I rejoice in the knowledge that they are together now and she is whole and healthy! Susan, we are praying for comfort for you and Johnny and the rest of the family as life continues on here. I hope the memories of her sense of humor and ability to tell a great story bring you comfort in the days ahead. She will be so missed by so many. Hers was a life well lived!