December 14, 2006

(11/21/1946 – 12/9/2006)

Rebecca A. McMinn, 60, of Independence, Missouri died December 9, 2006 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, following a brief illness.

She was born November 21, 1946, at Kirksville, Missouri to Kenneth Guy and Opal Hildred Aeschleman Gardine.

Becky was a graduate of Lancaster High School, Class of 1964. She attended Kirksville State Teachers College, Kirksville, Missouri for three years. She became an operating room technician at Bettendorf, Iowa. Later she became a phlebotomist and worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Ralph McMinn and to this union one son, Ken, was born. Becky was a member of the Lancaster Christian Church. She currently worked for McAnany Construction as a roller operator and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 101, Kansas City, Missouri.

Becky especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and vacationing in Florida.

Survivors include her son, Ken McMinn and wife, Jennifer, of Memphis, Missouri; her father, Guy Gardine, of Memphis, Missouri; a brother, David Gardine of Gladstone, Missouri; two sisters, Jo Beth Harvey and husband, Darrell, of Memphis, Missouri, Betsy Lynn Gundy of Montrose, Iowa; and two granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Haylee McMinn of Memphis, Missouri. She is also survived by the following nieces and nephews; Melissa Hamm and husband, Rob, of Edina, Missouri, Trisha Harvey and Mikel Harvey of Memphis, Missouri, Levi Gundy of Okinawa, Japan, and several cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her mother.

Visitation with the family will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16th at the Memphis Funeral Home followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sonny Smyser officiating. Music will be provided by Ann Luther and Bea Howe.

In lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may be made to the granddaughters’ education fund or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to Becky’s family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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