Clifford Ross McKinley

March 25, 1941 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 78)


Clifford Ross McKinley, 78, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at SSM St. Mary’s Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.  He was born March 25, 1941 in Barnett, Missouri the son of the late James Wray and Billie (Runyan) McKinley. On July 1, 1961 in Eldon, Missouri he was united in marriage to Patricia “Pat” (Reynolds) McKinley who survives of the home.


Other survivors include,


Son, Phillip McKinley (Cara) of Reeds Spring, MO


Daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Krantz (Viktor) of Eldon, MO


Five Grandchildren, Jakob Krantz, Emma Krantz, Erik Krantz, Nickolas McKinley and Savannah McKinley


Brother, James Wray McKinley of Kansas City, MO


Nephew, Michael McKinley of Kansas City, KS


Clifford was a member of the Ninth Street Christian Church of Eldon, MO serving as an Elder.  He was a longtime member of the McDonald’s Coffee Club.  He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed his music.


Visitation will be Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Ninth Street Christian Church of Eldon, MO with the Funeral Service beginning at 11:00 AM with Chris Reynolds, Minister officiating.  Burial will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery. 


Memorials in his name are suggested to the Ninth Street Christian Church. 


 Due to CDC regulations at this time and for those unable to attend services, the link provided below will enable live streaming of Mr. McKinley’s services. 


Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.

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March 21, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ninth Street Christian Church

Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Service
March 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Ninth Street Christian Church

Eldon, MO 65026

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