Carey Grace McKee

Friday, December 3, 2004

Carey Grace McKee, age 10, of rural Liberal, Mo., passed away at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, in an auto accident near her home. Her sister, Casey died in the same accident.

Carey was born March 18, 1994, at Joplin, to Scott and Cathy (Tucker) McKee. She was a fifth grade student at Liberal where she participated in basketball, softball, band, and Mini Society. She was active in the drama club and was in the class play. She was a member of the Missouri History Club and was a spelling bee finalist. Carey attended Nashville Christian Church.

Survivors include her parents, Scott and Cathy McKee; a brother, Aidan McKee; and a sister, Cailyn, all of the home; paternal grandparents, Jim and Kay McKee, Liberal; maternal grandparents, Mike and Charlene Tucker, rural Oronogo; paternal great-grandparents, Kermit and Wanda Kirby, rural Asbury; maternal great-grandparents, Jack and Wilma Tucker, rural Oronogo, and Lucille Kahl, Jasper; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Liberal High School Gym. Burial will follow in Nashville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established at the Bank of Minden-Liberal Branch.